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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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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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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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Is it Time to Add a Second Dog?

Is Adding A Second Dog Right For You? You and your dog are settled in, you know what to expect and you’re enjoying the awesome relationship you have.  Puppyhood is over. You are finally done potty training and chew training, and all the extra work that comes with a young puppy.  Now is when many people start to think that …

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Runaway Pooches

What To Do When Your Dog Goes Missing Lately, social media has been up in arms posting every missing and lost dog, helping families reunite with their furry loved ones. It’s an amazing use of a huge network of individuals dealing with the sad reality that many dogs go missing every year.  Almost every dog owner can recount a moment when …

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Tail Wags

Tail Wagging Dogs wag their tails when they are happy. right?  Most people approach tail wagging dogs expecting a joyful greeting and see a dog’s tail as an indicator of mood: wagging tails are happy tails and low tucked tails are scared tails.  Right?  Actually, it’s not quite so simple.  New research is constantly delving into canine body language and …

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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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Spring Safety

Spring Safety It’s hard to believe with snow still on the ground, but spring is almost upon us! With the nice weather coming, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outside with your pooch (see: http://perfect-pooch.com/spring-fun-with-your-pooch/).  While walking, hiking and playing outdoors can lead to great relationship building and training opportunities, there are a few important safety tips to …

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