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Litter-mate Syndrome

Litter-mate Syndrome Bringing home two puppies at the same time can seem like a great idea! Dogs are social animals and since litter-mates already have a strong bond, they would always have a built in playmate. Getting litter-mates, or two puppies close in age, sounds like a fantastic idea, but unfortunately, what sounds good on paper does not always work in practicality. …

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Puppy Realities

Puppy Realities Spring is here and many people are starting their hunt for a future furry family member.  What an awesome time to raise a puppy! Potty training and socialization in the spring and summer is much easier than it is in the winter months and the extra daylight always makes outdoor adventures and play seem more achievable.  Before you …

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Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust?

Can Your Dog Eat That Pizza Crust? Along the same lines as walking through doorways (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/who-should-go-through-a-door-first/) and sleeping in bed (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/do-you-let-your-dog-sleep-in-bed/), I often have clients bashfully tell me that they occasionally feed their pooch table scraps.  This is almost always followed by some form of apology, as if I am going to tell them this single behavior has …

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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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Harmful Good Intentions

Harmful Good Intentions Every few months some video or image pops up in the media with the intention to dispel dog breed bias or illustrate the kindness or trainability of “bully” breeds.  We all love to see these images and anyone who has ever lived with and loved a dog can appreciate the messages behind these lovely posts.  Unfortunately, a …

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Make Training Fun!

Make Training Fun! Last week I brought up plenty of fun ways to keep your pooch active this winter (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/indoor-fun/).  One thing I left out was the opportunity to work through training exercises in a fun and meaningful way. For most people, training your dog can be a chore, if you work on training your dog at all.  Training …

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Indoor Fun

Indoor Fun Winter is here! Snow, cold weather and shorter days are finally upon us. If you have an active or playful dog, this can mean more time spent indoors and potentially more home destruction than you care to imagine. Knowing that your dog needs more stimulation and energy expenditure, there is plenty you can do to entertain your pup …

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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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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions This time of year many of us are making New Year’s Resolutions and some of us are already letting them slip.  While most resolutions end up on the back burner by Valentine’s Day, there are a few simple goals you can set for your pooch this year that might even tie in with your own personal goals: …

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Dog Drives

I was in a class recently with my dog and a few other training teams (yes, I still take classes and seminars with my dogs, see: http://perfect-pooch.com/when-youre-done-training-now-what/) when the concept of ‘drive’ came up in discussion.  Lately there has been quite a bit of talk in training circles about drives and motivation, but I don’t think most owners understand these concepts …

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