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Homemade Dog Cookies For Your Best Friend……

Who doesn’t love a good cookie ?  Over the years we’ve sampled ALOT of dog cookies in our dog family and though some are tried and true with high quality ingredients, they often cost a fortune and don’t last too … Continue reading

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October 22….The Puppies Arrived in Record Time !

October 22….The Puppies Arrived in Record Time !.

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Has Your Dog Forgotten Everything You’ve Taught Him ?   So why is it that your dog seems to forget things he use to know so well ? Just like people, dogs tend to do what works. Permanent change happens … Continue reading

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Preventing Aggression in Dogs: 3 Keys to Good Dog Play!

Preventing Reactivity in Dogs: 3 Keys to Good Dog Play! There is more information about socializing and raising dogs then ever before and yet there are still a lot of reactive dogs who have grown up in homes with informed … Continue reading

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What Dogs Want!!

What Dogs Want!! As the owner of 6 Golden Retrievers and several more who have passed on to the rainbow bridge I have learned a lot from my time with dogs. What I’ve learned in the span of 20 odd … Continue reading

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Crossing the Threshold ………

Who among us hasn’t experienced the frustration of teaching our dogs a behavior that we feel he “knows” and then taking him somewhere only to find out that it falls apart completely in a new environment. For instance the dog … Continue reading

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Using Targeting to Teach Your Dog To Stand

Teaching your dog to stand on cue has many benefits including making it easier to wipe him down after a romp in the mud, bathe and brush him or put on a coat or harness. The easiest way to teach … Continue reading

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Teach Your Dog to LOVE Nail Trims !

Teaching Your Dog To “Like” Having His Nails Trimmed Nail trims are an essential part of life for any dog but for dogs who can’t tolerate being handled they are pure torture. Having your dog’s nails trimmed on regular basis … Continue reading

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Teach your dog to touch a Target !

Teaching your dog to bump his nose to the palm of your hand is a skill we call targeting. Once the dog learns how to target we can put this useful behavior on cue and transfer it to objects in … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Dog To Crawl backwards !

Last week I was on vacation in Maine and though they didn’t have much snow there was plenty of ice everywhere making it difficult to give 6 active Golden Retrievers a decent workout.  I don’t like to exercise my dogs … Continue reading

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