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Leash Reactivity

Leash Reactivity One of the most common behavior concerns we deal with is leash reactivity in other wise friendly dogs.  Reactivity, in the simplest sense, is an overreaction to stimuli in the environment, most commonly other dogs or people. Leashes, fences and other barriers tend to exaggerate this overreaction and cause a class of behaviors referred to as barrier, or …

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Growls Are Good

Growls are Good That sounds like a strange title, right?  Who would want to have a dog that growls?  Well, if you look at it from a behavior and training perspective, growling is in fact a good thing in many cases. Growling is an obvious form of communication and can often lead to bite prevention.  A dog who is growling …

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Winter Socialization

Winter Socialization Getting a puppy in the winter can be very appealing: holiday puppies can be adorable in photo opts, long chilly nights spent indoors seem like perfect bonding time, and everyone wants to come home to a wiggly, happy puppy after a cold wet day. There is also the appeal of having a well-behaved dog by summer break. What …

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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 trainer and conduct lessons or classes its important to figure out the best trainer and training type for your dog. I am not going to focus on how to pick the right trainer, though I do recommend utilizing the expertise …

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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 males.   A medium-sized working dog, the Husky has erect, alert ears and a profuse coat that requires moderate to excessive care.  The Husky can have any coat color and often has striking facial markings and light eyes. Temperament: Huskies are …

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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.  Period.  So what’s the big deal? There has been a lot of talk recently in the news and around the web regarding these policies, but why?  This type of policy exists in the hope to protect people from potential danger.  …

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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 have a solid relationship in order to perform at peak levels.  While people used to use the idiom, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” as a guideline for working with a dog, we now know that feeding your dog …

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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 few important things in mind to ensure a safe experience for your pooch. The most obvious risk to your dog is ingesting candy. Everyone knows chocolate and chemical sweeteners, such as xylitol, can be dangerous to your dog. In reality, chocolate …

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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 slightly smaller than males.  Airedales have a tight, wiry coat that can have a slight wave and sheds very little.  Many enthusiasts choose to have the coat hand stripped as traditional clipper grooming can alter the feel and water resistance …

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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 don’t quite work for our dogs.  What do you do when common sense doesn’t work? Unfortunately, dogs don’t quite think the way we do which can lead to plenty of frustrating behaviors or misbehaviors.  Some of these have even been …

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