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As the mother of an 11-month-old, I’ve been reading more and more about child psychology and development; and, as I do so, I cannot help but draw conclusions about the ways in which many of the theories around this evolving field of research are applicable to me in my job […]

“Rough and Tumble Rats” (and Dogs)



Predatory drift among dogs occurs when the energy level of play becomes overly heightened and morphs or “drifts” into something more predatory.  Typically, there are two factors that lead dogs to be aggressive: anxiety or arousal.  Predatory drift hinges on the latter. Usually this sort of maladaptive behavior is first […]

Predatory Drift: How Un-tempered Arousal Can Lead to Aggression









Nancy, the owner of Dingo’s Dogsitting & Doggy Daycare, was recently interviewed for Boston Voyager magazine! The article is re-posted below for your viewing pleasure. To see the piece live on the Boston Voyager site, please follow the link here: http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-nancy-beaurpere-dingos-dogsitting-doggy-daycare-beverly-ma/ Nancy, please share your story with us. How did […]

As Featured in Boston Voyager Magazine!