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Keep a Good Dog Good

Keep a Good Dog Good

Muzzles keep a good dog good. This very intelligent sweetie is learning that friends =...
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Getting Creative

Getting Creative

Being creative during reinforcement delivery is so important when working with a dog that is...
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Not Everyone is a “Good” Citizen

Not Everyone is a “Good” Citizen

This is an interesting perspective. I recommend this reading because you have to learn from...
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Management vs. Training

Originally posted on 1/4/19. Did you know there is a difference between dog training and...
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The Dreaded Doorbell

Originally posted on 12/30/18. A common issue pet owners have is the dreaded doorbell or...
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Dog Parks

Dog Parks

Originally posted on 12/30/18. Dog parks are a “double edged sword” and your dog either...
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Dog Whisper?

Just this week, I was so thankful to convince 2 individuals to say goodbye to...
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Getting a Dog: Part 2

Selecting a Dog (or Puppy)Adoption vs. Breeder Adoption can save two lives. The first is...
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Getting a Dog: What You Need to Know

With the holidays around the corner, adding a new family member is often considered. Adding...
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Arousal Biting

Arousal Biting

Did you know that it is a Texas law that if a dog bites or...
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Dogs Playing for Life

This program is near and dear to my heart. For a year or so, at...
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It’s Hip to Microchip

Just a friendly reminder about proper identification! Ensure your pet has proper identification including identification...
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Eager-to-Please or Just Trainable?

Ever heard the phrase “eager-to-please”? When I think of that phrase, the first thing that...
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Hierarchy of Dog Needs

Hierarchy of Dog Needs

Note: This information is useful for everyone (clients, dog trainers, veterinarians, shelters, rescues, and volunteers)....
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Dogs Aren’t Pack Animals

Interesting article. Just a few quotes regarding the topic. According Jean Donaldson regarding the observation...
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Separation Anxiety

Recently, I saw a video of a Rottweiler that had a GoPro strapped to him...
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The Yellow Dog Project

The Yellow Dog Project

“The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to the general public about dogs...
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Reactivity

Reactivity is a complex topic in dog training. Reactive or reactivity is when a dog...
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Don’t Be Callous

Don’t Be Callous

Wow, a study about the effects of shock on rats done from the 1950s and...
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Growling

Growling is a normal behavior for dogs. Growling can mean many different things. It is...
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