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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 1960s is still so relevant. This article is for the dog training geeks out there truly interested in why shock collars can be ineffective and if not used properly, extremely harmful to them psychologically and emotionally. To view the article, click here.

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Growling

Growling is a normal behavior for dogs. Growling can mean many different things. It is a form of communication that allows them to express what they feel, whether it is during play or as a warning. Play growling is normal behavior just like mouthing, jumping, chasing and so on. We see these behaviors often during playgroups with shelter dogs and…

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Getting the Behavior

Ever hear the saying, “More than one way to skin a cat.” (No pun intended but perfectly fitting.) When it comes to dog training and getting a behavior, it sure feels that way. See, each dog learns differently, just like humans. I struggled through math and science while my brother would be a wiz. Dogs can have their struggles too.…

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“Well-Behaved Dogs May Have Happier Owners”

The article reads “Well-Behaved Dogs May Have Happier Owners“. From someone that has a:– dog selective/cat reactive dog– fearful reactive that-leads-to-demand-barking-for-attention dog– fearful dog that loves people but selective with other dogs– blind-ish/deaf-ish oldie but goodie– a semi-well-behaved Canine Good Citizen. Can I just say… DUH! Of course owners of well-behaved dogs are happier! Could I work with each and…

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Police Training

Over the past few years, I have become quite interested dog training and law enforcement both for personal and professional reasons. Like myself, most people consider their dog(s) as family. Because of this shift in our society, losing a dog can be heartbreaking. Losing a pet effects the family but it can affect the responsible parties. In recent years, cities…

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Leash Frustration

Leash Frustration

Leash frustration has been a trend for a lot of clients lately. Being tethered to a human is a difficult concept for a dog to understand. Dogs aren’t born with the software to know how to walk on leash. It’s our responsibility not only to teach them how to walk on leash but to socialize then properly on it. That…

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