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Group Classes

Group Classes There are plenty of options out there for dog training. Literally any one can call themselves a dog …

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The Wrong Dog

 The Wrong Dog There are plenty of resources to help you pick the right dog for you and your family, …

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Breed of the Week: Samoyed

Samoyed Appearance: The Samoyed is a powerful working dog that stands 19-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-65lbs with females being …

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Temperament

What Is Dog Temperament?

What Is Dog Temperament? Last week I talked a little bit about Breed Specific Legislation and I mentioned that a …

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Breed of the Week: Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Appearance: The Siberian Husky stands at 20-23 inches and weighs approximately 40-60lbs, with females being noticeably smaller than …

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What Is Breed Specific Legislation?

What Is Breed Specific Legislation? Breed specific legislation, or BSL, are any laws or regulations that discriminate based on breed.  …

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Breed of the Week: English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel Appearance: The English Springer Spaniel stands at approximately 19-20 inches in height and weigh approximately 40-50lbs, with …

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Building A Relationship With Your Dog

Building A Relationship With Your Dog Everyone who works with or competes with a dog knows that you need to …

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Breed of the Week: Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever Appearance: The Flat Coated Retriever stands at 22-24 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs.  Unlike other more common …

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Blondie (Foster) – Adopted

Blondie is a wonderful white and tan 35 lbs hound/terrier blend looking for the perfect home. She found herself at …

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Halloween Hints

Halloween Hints Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for everyone but it is important to keep a …

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Breed of the Week: Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier Appearance: The Airedale Terrier stands at approximately 23 inches and weighs between 45 and 70lbs with females being …

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Uncommon Common Sense

Uncommon Common Sense There are plenty of things we do with our dogs that make perfect sense to us, but …

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Stress

Stress

Stress You may have heard that there are good stressors and bad stressors in the world, but what does that …

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Breed of the Week: Bergamasco

Bergamasco Appearance: This large, heavy-boned breed stands at 22-23 inches in height and weighs anywhere from 60-85lbs with males being …

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Breed of the Week: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Appearance: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or Chessie, was designed to be an all-purpose retriever with proficiency on …

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Public Access

Public Access Every week I field a few calls from interested prospective clients looking to train their pet to become …

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Papillon

Breed of the Week: Papillon

Papillon Appearance: The Papillon is a small, fine-boned breed that stands 8-11 inches in height with a long single coat …

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Luring & Rewarding vs. Bribing

Luring & Rewarding vs. Bribing If you have trained with Perfect Pooch this year, you probably heard a lot about …

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Breed of the Week: Cane Corso

Cane Corso Appearance: A large breed, the Cane Corso stands at 23-27 inches and ideally weighs 88-99lbs. The Corso often …

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Back to School

Back to School Summer is officially over. It may not feel that way outside, but kids are back to school this …

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Breed of the Week: Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Appearance: The Bichon Frise stands at 9.5-11.5 inches and can weigh anywhere from 11 to 15 lbs.  A …

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Rituals: What They Are & How They Can Be Awesome

Rituals: What They Are & How They Can Be Awesome Most people have some sort of ritual behavior that they …

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Breed of the Week: Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher Appearance: The Miniature Pinscher, or Min Pin, stands at 10-12 inches in height and weighs approximately 8-11 lbs.  …

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“Small Dogs” Are Still Dogs

“Small Dogs” Are Still Dogs Plenty of people, and I’m sure you know at least one person like this, make excuses …

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Mastiff

Breed of the Week: Mastiff

Mastiff Appearance: The Mastiff, often called the English Mastiff, is a heavy boned breed that stands over 28 inches tall …

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Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding Resource guarding is a challenging and potentially dangerous behavior where a dog does not allow people or other …

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Breed of the Week: Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound Appearance: The Norwegian Elkhound stands at approximately 20 inches and weighs 45-55 lbs.  A heavy coated square breed, …

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Why Hire A Trainer?

Why Hire A Trainer? As a professional dog trainer, I often get caught up in conversations online and in person …

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Breed of the Week: Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog Appearance: The Spanish Water Dog is a medium sized dog standing at approximately 16-19 inches and weighing …

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Dogs & Generalizing

Dogs & Generalizing You may or may not have heard that dogs are poor at generalizing and that you should …

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Breed of the Week: Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano Appearance: The Spinone stands at 22-27 inches and weighs approximately 65-85 lbs. The Spinone has a dense wiry …

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Breed of the Week: Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Appearance: Bernese Mountain Dogs stand at 23-27 inches and weigh approximately 100lbs.  A large dog with an expansive …

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Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet

Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet If you are expecting a new baby, there are plenty of things you …

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Breed of the Week: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Appearance: The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a small breed that should not exceed 7 lbs and stands …

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Begging

Begging What is begging? Begging is what we call a dog’s general behavior when they bother their humans during meals …

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Breed of the Week: Pug

Pug Appearance: The Pug is a small square breed with an overall compact appearance weighing 14-18lbs.  One of the Pug’s …

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Herman (Foster)

Herman, is a wonderful yellow Lab blend with an amazing cream coat and very soulful brown eyes. He came to …

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Abby Rose (Foster) – Adopted

Miss Abby Rose is a brindle Beagle blend beauty and at only 27 lbs, she is a petite lady too! …

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Miss Lucy (Foster) – Adopted

Meet Little Miss Lucy! She is a beautiful young Italian greyhound blend, weighing about 24 pounds, who came all of …

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