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When Training Isn’t Really Training

When Training Isn’t Really Training Most people think of training as teaching a dog to perform a behavior on command or cue. For example, teaching a dog to sit when given a “sit” cue.  This is definitely one aspect of training and can be hugely beneficial and fun, especially when training complex behaviors or silly tricks!  There is, however, another …

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June Newsletter

Welcome to another installment of “The Pooch Press!” In honor of the upcoming summer, June’s issue has info. on keeping your pet cool and comfy during the year’s hotter months. You will also get a chance to learn more about a beautiful pure bred boxer, Oscar, available for adoption today. Our spotlights include a long-time client’s dog, Rosa, the Norwegian Elkhound, and …

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Memorial Day Dog Safety

Memorial Day Dog Safety Memorial Day is almost here! While we use this three day weekend to reflect and honor those who have served, along with it comes fireworks, picnics, and (finally!) the official start of summer. Unfortunately, a really fun event for you can be a really scary experience for your pooch. Here are just a few tips to make …

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Punishment Defined

What Is Punishment? We can go on and on about the costs and benefits of punishing a dog or using punishment in dog training (or anything else for that matter), but for now we will simply define punishment and try to take the ugliness out of the word. Punishment itself is not bad. It does not cause harm, and it …

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May Newsletter

Welcome to another installment of “The Pooch Press!” This month has information on our special group training classes being offered this summer and as usual, you can learn more about our “Breed of the Month,” which happens to be the German Shepherd Dog. Our spotlighted two and four-legged friends include training superstar Charger the Boxer, our lead yard attendant Ed …

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April Newsletter

Introducing, “The Pooch Press,” the first of what will be a monthly newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with the latest changes, promotions or just some fun facts and tips! Our hope is to keep you informed as well as give you an opportunity to learn a little more about our Pooch family!

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Breed of the Month: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Appearance: Standing at approximately 21-24 inches at the shoulder and weighing in at 55-75lbs, the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in America.  Golden’s have a long, reaching gait and coat ranging from light cream to dark rust in color and typically falling in two layers: a dense undercoat and flowing weather proof outer coat. …

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Dog In Bed

Do You Let Your Dog Sleep In Bed?

Do You Let Your Dog Sleep In Bed? During every new client consult I, and most other trainers, will ask where your dog spends their time. I ask because I want to know if your dog is crate trained, getting adequate exercise, fearful, etc. The answer I often get when it comes to nighttime is often that the dog sleeps …

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Breed of the Month: Boxer

Boxer Appearance: The Boxer stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs, with males being substantially larger than females. The Boxer is a square dog with a short back and a tight, dense coat. They require minimal grooming, though ears and wrinkles should be checked frequently. Like many bully breeds, the Boxer has a shortened muzzle and broad skull and …

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Breed of the Month: Pomeranian

Pomeranian Appearance: The Pomeranian is the smallest Finnish Spitz-type dog, standing at only 5-11 inches at the shoulder and weighing 3-7lbs.   This diminutive breed is most easily recognized by its profuse double coat which can come in any color or combination of colors.  This breed requires regular grooming and is often described as being fox-like in appearance. Temperament: An extremely …

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