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A Shepherd’s Tale

A Shepherd’s Tale Written by – Mary Ellen Klotz (Kathy’s Mom) Banjo’s story must be told when life began the tale unfolds.  A puppy so playful; he loved to have fun chasing sticks, on the run from early morn till day was done. He never

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Acupuncture: A 2,500 Year-Old Healing Modality

Acupuncture: A 2,500 Year-Old Healing Modality By Kathy Edstrom A few years ago my oldest German shepherd dog, Banjo, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. (A progressive degenerative condition of the pelvic joint that can lead to severe lameness and pain in large breed dogs. It can be

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Agility – Pure Canine Fun!

Agility – Pure Canine Fun! By Kathy Edstrom As a pet dog owner, I enjoy the sport of Agility for pure fun. I currently don’t compete with my dogs, but take great pleasure in spending quality time with them training in Obedience and Agility. Canines

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Dancer’s Renewed Interest

Dancer’s Renewed Interest By Kathy Edstrom I attended a Hands-On Horse Care™ workshop to enhance my knowledge of using flower essences with horses. The horse I spent the most time with at this workshop was a 27 year-old Thoroughbred named Dancer. Dancer was originally a

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Embracing Healing Touch

Embracing Healing Touch By JJ Frederickson There is a difference between being relaxed and being at peace. I can relax during a massage, relax on vacation and relax with a good book … but being at peace is deeper. Being at peace means acceptance of

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Getting a Dog – Part One

What Everyone Needs to Know BEFORE Getting a Dog – Part One By Kathy Edstrom and Linda Arndt, DVM There are many factors to consider when making the decision to bring a puppy or a dog into your home. It is necessary to consider the

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Getting a Dog – Part Two

What Everyone Needs to Know BEFORE Getting a Dog – Part Two By Kathy Edstrom and Linda Arndt, DVM Getting a dog is a big decision and is one that should not be taken lightly. In part one we discussed the responsibilities of bringing a

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Good Horse Sense – Part One

Good Horse Sense – Part One By Kathy Edstrom For as long as I can remember I’ve adored horses. As a young girl my bedroom was filled with horse items. From a foal wall rug, to the many horse toys and stuffed animals that adorned

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Good Horse Sense – Part Two

Good Horse Sense – Part Two By Kathy Edstrom In Part One I shared with you how I found my riding instructor, Traci Gralton. (See photo on the left) I featured Traci in the first part, as I wanted to introduce you to Traci’s style as a

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Group Classes vs Private Lessons Part One

Group Classes vs Private Lessons: Which Is Best For You and Your Dog? (Part One) By Kathy Edstrom I work with a variety of clients in my business. The majority of them participate in some form of training, either private lessons or group classes. How

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Group Classes vs Private Lessons Part Two

Group Classes vs Private Lessons: Which Is Best For You and Your Dog? (Part Two) By Kathy Edstrom I interviewed two highly skilled dog trainers, Dr. Linda M. Arndt of P.U.P.S Learning Center and Nancy V. from Renegade Agility. Linda’s specialty is working with family

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Healing Touch for Gedy

Healing Touch for Gedy Article by Terry Boaz Gedy had suffered some bad handling when he was “broke” to saddle. The woman who trained him was very heavy handed and used the old fashioned “beat them into submission” methods. Gedy was sold to a family

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Help! The Sky is Falling!

Help! The Sky is Falling! By Kathy Edstrom Flash! Crash! And the dog makes a dash… For the bed, the basement, his crate, the bathtub, behind the toilet…and the list goes on. For those of us who have a noise sensitive pooch or cat, we

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Kathy’s Big Adventure

Kathy’s Big Adventure By Kathy Edstrom Being in the hospital can be compared to spending time at an all-inclusive spa. Look at the similarities. You receive breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed, all in the comfort of your room. Whenever you need anything, you just

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Keeping Your Pet Out of Harm’s Way

Keeping Your Pet Out of Harm’s Way By Kathy Edstrom Spring is here which means many folks will be doing their annual spring cleaning and garden preparations. This usually requires the use of many chemical cleaners and lawn and garden pesticides. The Christian holiday Easter

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Rusty’s Path to Wellness

Rusty’s Path to Wellness By Kathy Edstrom I met Nancy and her then, four month-old German shepherd named Rusty, a few years ago shortly after Nancy adopted him from a local Humane Society. Nancy told me at the time of Rusty’s first Healing Touch session,

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Stress and Disease

Stress and Disease: Who Gets Sick – Who Stays Well Summary of a Cortext Educational Seminar By Kathy Edstrom In March of 2003 I attended a seminar on Stress and Disease. The presenter was Michael Meaney, PhD. Dr. Meaney began his seminar by talking about the

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The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy 2006 Conference

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy 2006 Conference Monterey, California Conference Summary by Kathy Edstrom The Ninth Annual Conference for the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) took place in Monterey, California, November  2 – 5, 2006. This organization was established for two purposes: To establish standards

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Trainer Achieves Dramatic Results With Fearful Dog

Trainer Achieves Dramatic Results With Fearful Dog Summarized from a case study by Kathy Edstrom submitted for the FES Practitioner Certification Program. The following article is summarized from a case study that I submitted for my Flower Essence Certification in 2000. The Flower Essence Society summarized my

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Why Does Healing Touch Work?

Why Does Healing Touch Work? By Donald Stouffer, PhD, CHTP, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati The two basic concepts that are necessary to convey to clients, medical professionals and the community are: What is Healing Touch and how does it work? A reasonable

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