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Crate Blog

Crate Games

Crate Games With school and work picking up for the Fall, there is a good chance that your dog is going to be spending more time in their crate if they are being crated when home alone. A crate is a great way to keep your dog, and your house, safe while you are away. Hopefully your dog loves their …

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Asking Questions

Asking Questions In the past few weeks, just as summer is drawing to a close and people are boarding their pets for last minute vacations, there have been a few news stories across the country of dogs ending up injured at the hands of so called “trainers.” See: Here, Here, or Here if you want to see just a few …

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September Newsletter

Here is the September edition of  “The Pooch Press!” as we slip into fall!  This month Poodles have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Steve! Our awesome foster dog Herman is waiting to meet his furever family!

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People Greeting Dogs

People Greeting Dogs A few months ago we looked at how dogs greet each other on leash, or better yet, how they shouldn’t. We did not, however, address how you should greet dogs or ask people to greet your dog when they are on a leash. Earlier this week, I worked with a dog who is a little head shy, …

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August Newsletter

Here is this edition of  “The Pooch Press!” to help you get through the dog days of summer!  This month Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Antoine! Our adorable foster pup Toad is waiting to jump into your arms- look at those feet!

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Praise

Praise As humans, we are able to understand the various ways words can be used. We understand that one word can have many meanings in various situations and that different words can be used to mean the same thing.  Unfortunately, your dog is not so lucky when it comes to verbal communication. Dogs are phenomenal at exhibiting and reading body …

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Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate?

Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate? Almost every dog has a behavior that the owners don’t enjoy. The most common offenders are jumping, pulling and barking. Since we know that we can train a dog to any number of behaviors using positive reinforcement, people often ask us to train their dog not to do a behavior and assume it’s …

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Is This Fun For Your Dog?

Is This Fun For Your Dog? Summertime is the arguably one of the best times to be a dog: long days, vacations with your family or to a fun kennel, lots to see and smell outdoors! Most people with well-behaved dogs do enjoy taking their dogs out with them and you will often see dogs at picnics, street festivals, hiking, …

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July Newsletter

“The Pooch Press!” is back to heat up your summer. This month Airedale Terriers have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on our trainer Alicia. Our foster Trixie will steal your heart away and bring it back.

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“My Dog Would Never Bite”

“My Dog Would Never Bite” “My dog would never bite” is always a favorite phrase for most trainers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.  There really is no such thing as never.  Is there a very low probability that your dog would bite under their normal routine circumstances? That’s very likely true.  The problem is, when most dogs do bite, it is …

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