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Welcome to MMilani.com
Written by veterinarian, consultant, teacher, and author Myrna Milani, this site is dedicated to furthering our understanding of animal health, behavior, and the human-animal bond. In addition to commentaries, favorite links, and biographical information, you will find the following:
- Information about available services, including problem dog and cat behavior consultations, behavior/bond consulting for organizations grappling with animal-related issues, and seminars and training for professionals and the general public.
- Articles that explore normal and problem human-animal relationships, normal and problem canine and feline behavior, and the different ways these may affect animal health.
- Discussions of and/or excerpts from nonfiction texts which introduce more in-depth explorations of these same subjects, and those from fiction which delve into more controversial areas of human-animal interaction, such as companion animal symbolism, zoophilia, and animal collecting or hoarding, among others.
This Month's Commentary:
Last month’s commentary considered working versus working and working cats. Now it’s time to ponder the multiple forms working dogs also may take. Most people probably can summon an image of what they consider a working dog, but we all know that those images may be quite different. In general, the categories of working dogs parallel those of working cats. First are those dogs from long lines of free-roaming self-supporting canines who co-exist with people in the same physical environment, but share little to no emotional attachment. These dogs also dwell somewhere on the wild-domestic dog continuum with strong ties to neither one.