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  • The Holiday Puppy
    With the holidays quickly approaching; TV commercials and social media shows wonderful scenes of cute puppies wearing bows underneath the tree as happy tears run down the cheeks of both children and Read more
  • Is Your Dog Safe This Halloween?
    Halloween is right around the corner, and you may already begin getting ready for the fall celebrations and decorating your home and yard. Whether you are taking your dog with you during Read more
  • Back to School Separation Anxiety
    In households that have school-aged children, the summers are generally full of fun and exciting activities that include the dog. What happens when the family members head back to school or work Read more
  • Things You Can Do To Protect Your Dog This Summer
    Our dogs love the summer just about as much as we do, so keeping them safe is a big part of the enjoyment of the season. While there is nothing wrong with Read more
  • Summertime Fear in Dogs
    It is entirely possible that no one dreads the dog days of summer more than the dogs themselves. As the moist, heavy air gathers itself to create sudden barrages of pounding Read more
  • Bath Time Training
    Ahhh… Spring is in the air; and so is the time for your dog to go play in the mud. After all that fun, he’s going to need a bath. Read more
  • Keeping Your Dog Safe This Spring
    As the days begin to get longer, the weather warmer, and spending more time outside means that Spring has sprung! Our thoughts now turn to Easter celebrations, preparing our yards and gardens, and Read more
  • Knowing Your Nosework Dog
    Learning your dog can be one of the most challenging aspects of training. The training part is actually rather easy. It’s understanding the creature that you are training that can be Read more
  • The Behavioral Benefits of Nosework
    Recently I gave a webinar on this topic and it’s so front of mind that I thought a blog was appropriate!We all hear that Nosework is good for the reactive dog Read more
  • Why Should Your Dog Play Sports?
    Why Should Your Dog Play Sports?There are almost endless choices for your dog to participate in dog sport and recreation. Dog sports can help keep dogs both physically and mentally healthy. All Read more
  • Why Train Your Dog?
    Why Train Your Dog?Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is a happier dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer Read more
  • What is Dog Socialization?
    Dog trainers like me forget that we sometimes speak our own language. Last week, after I kept repeating that her puppy needed socialization urgently; my guest asked what that meant. Read more