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You Can — and Must — Speak Up for Your Dog

Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals — and of dogs in… Read more »

You Can — and Must — Speak Up for Your Dog

Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals — and of dogs in… Read more »

You Can — and Must — Speak Up for Your Dog

Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog. I wasn’t born a dog trainer. No one is. I have, like many of you, a deep compassion and love of animals — and of dogs in… Read more »

Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’s First Few Months

 Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of… Read more »

Puppy 101: Important Lessons for Your Dog’s First Few Months

 Follow these tips to help your puppy develop a positive foundation for socialization and behavior. Puppies and dogs do not arrive in our lives already understanding our house rules. If you have a new dog in your life, spend time now laying down a foundation that will serve both of you for the rest of… Read more »

5 Tips for Engaging Your Dog’s Impressive Mind

Does your smart dog get bored? Then keep him busy — and out of trouble — with fun activities such as nose work and simple play. Congratulations! You have a new furry friend in your home. Within a few days or weeks of your dog adjusting to his new life, you may start to notice that… Read more »

5 Tips for Engaging Your Dog’s Impressive Mind

Does your smart dog get bored? Then keep him busy — and out of trouble — with fun activities such as nose work and simple play. Congratulations! You have a new furry friend in your home. Within a few days or weeks of your dog adjusting to his new life, you may start to notice that… Read more »

How Can I Stop My Dog’s Inappropriate Peeing?

I recently received a question from a reader: My 16-month-old Standard Poodle, Ellie, has a problem. She is a certified therapy dog who has worked in nursing homes and also works with children in a reading program at a local library. With that said, Ellie piddles when my daughter (who happens to be a vet tech)… Read more »