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March Newsletter

Beware the Ides of Mutt! It’s just your luck, the March edition of “The Pooch Press!” is finally here! Irish Setters are as good as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow as they win the luck of the draw, i.e., “Breed of the Month” honors. Like senate knives through Caesar, our employee spotlight is piercing our yard staff/general repair …

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Young Dog Interactions

Dealing with a multigenerational dog family? Or do you have a young dog who doesn’t know how to take a hint? Dogs are not always great at knowing how to interact with other dogs appropriately, especially young dogs. Whenever you add a puppy to the family it is important to teach your youngster that other dogs do not always appreciate …

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The Recall Game

The Recall Game Does your pooch come when you call them?  Do they come every time? One of the most common answers a trainer will hear when they ask this questions is, “she comes when she wants to” or “he comes when he knows he is getting something for it.” The biggest problem with this answer is that your dog must …

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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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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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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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A Crate Time

Just like humans, most dogs like a place to call their own. If you’re like me, I love being in my warm bed inside my cozy bedroom. Well, dogs are no different. Giving your dog a designated special area to relax and unwind is a positive aspect in your dog’s life. A crate doesn’t have to be a place your …

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House Training 101

House Training 101 House training your new puppy is vital to ensure that your puppy doesn’t go to the bathroom in the house or other undesired areas. This process is extremely important and requires patience as well as consistency. The more consistent you are with the following steps, the faster your puppy will learn the appropriate behavior. Having your dog …

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