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Annie Phenix is a Colorado-based positive reinforcement dog trainer and author. She believes that the goal of any training philosophy should be to build a solid foundation without pain but with human wisdom and leadership based on the science of how animals learn. Read on to learn how you can build a solid foundation without […]

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  • Ask a Trainer: What Makes You a “Responsible” Dog Owner?

    17 Sep 2014

    It’s Responsible Dog Ownership Month, so we’ve made a shortlist of 10 things that make a responsible dog owner. Do all these apply to you? So, September is Responsible Dog Owner Month, at least according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). I guess it is nice that an organization making millions by championing dog breeding […]

  • Meet Paul Owens, the Original Dog Whisperer

    17 Jul 2014

    Are you surprised to learn that there are, in fact, two dog whisperers? And that their messages are at opposite ends of the dog-training spectrum? Professional dog trainer Paul Owens first called himself the Dog Whisperer more than 17 years ago. He has helped more than 10,000 dog owners train dogs using a nonviolent and compassionate approach. Owens has […]

  • Why Are People Spending Thousands on Bogus Allergy Alert Dogs?

    30 Jun 2014

    “Have you ever seen a child go into anaphylactic shock?” Christine Clifford, the mother of two sons with severe peanut allergies, asks me. (I haven’t.) “You are literally watching your children begin to die.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:  http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/peanut-sniffing-dogs