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Selective Breeding: The Difference in Dog Breeds

Most people can name a dozen different dog breeds. Yet most people cannot name what those dog breeds were bred to do- or indeed, why different breeds exist at all. For over two decades I have been transfixed by genetics; particularly the manifestations present within domesticated dogs. More than any other species, the domestic dog has been honed into hundreds of breeds with distinct traits. I began teaching canine training classes when I was fourteen. Many clients expressed surprise or frustration their dog behaves so differently than their last. This is, I believe, due to an innate human belief that…

I Am Not a Yoga Person

Yoga by the lake

I am not a yoga person. It’s not that I haven’t tried. (This, by itself, is odd, isn’t it? Trying to like a purely recreational activity)? It seems there are two types of people that do yoga: those zen tofu-people who emanate peace. And those angry stretchy people who drive over the sidewalk and flatten you while screaming “I’VE GOT TO GET TO YOGA CLASSSSSSSSS!!!” The benefits of yoga abound. From enhanced focus to improved sleep quality, yoga fosters a harmony of mind, body, and spirit I was eager to enjoy. So despite reservations class was going to be an…