Training

Dog Training 101 through advanced topics.

When is it too late to socialize your dog?

My post last week was a check list of things that puppy owners need to go out of their way to expose their pups to. Proper socialization drastically cuts down on behavior issues developing later in life. Read more

Socialize Your Puppy - Our Checklist Will Help

THE most important thing you can do for a puppy is introduce them to the world in a positive way. Read more

Woobies

Watching the crazed dog show couple search for their dog’s busy bee toy last night in the movie Best in Show (again) last night, I was reminded of a client’s dog, Sandy. Read more

To Dina and All Our Dogs of Holidays Past

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Slam Dancing and the Fine Art of Body Language

Over the weekend I was missing my dog Charlee and took a photo trip down memory lane. Through my blur of tears I came across these two gems. Read more

Convenience Store Training

The story I am about to tell you is true, the names have been changed to protect the foolish (albeit well-intentioned). Read more

Training Tips for Happy Dogs and Holiday Houseguests

The holidays are approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers, but a little planning can make the holidays more enjoyable for all.
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Deck the Halls With Toys, Not Puppies

Visions of sugarplums and the Christmas puppy are dancing through your head. Perhaps this is a vision best revisited. Read more

Puppy Interruptus

Funny thing happened on the way to my latest post. I started writing it. Really I did. I had this massive brain storm, and I pounded the keys for a few days. Made all sorts of headway. Really I did. Read more

All I Want For Christmas....

Material has never been my style; with that in mind, all I really want for Christmas is a home for Frosty. Read more

Bar's Open! Desensitization - a Basic Guide

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It is clearly too late to desensitize your dog to everyday things like the doorbell and that pesky vacuum cleaner before guests arrive for Thanksgiving this year. As the sayings go, Christmas is coming, there is no time like the present and all that jazz. Read more

LAT HAT BAT What is That?

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Does the title sound like a Dr. Seuss book? I confess, the hat part I threw in just because. Read more

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