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Making the Most of your Dog’s Final Days

Making the Most of your Dog’s Final Days

  Accepting your dog is in the autumn of its life is hard, but there are plenty of ways to make your best friend’s final days easier. When we bring a new puppy home we are filled with joy and...

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Quick Tip – Is Playing “Tug O’ War” With My Dog Okay?

Quick Tip – Is Playing “Tug O’ War” With My Dog Okay?

Who hasn’t heard the age old advice that playing “tug o’ war” with your dog will make him aggressive? I remember believing this over 20 years ago when I got into dog training. And, I’m ashamed that I, too, fell...

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Are You Really Ready for a Pit Bull?

Are You Really Ready for a Pit Bull?

So, you’ve made the decision to get a dog, and you’ve decided that a Pit Bull is the breed that speaks to your heart. I think you’ve made an excellent choice, but please tread carefully. Do your research, and only...

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Adopt Instead of Shop On National Puppy Day!

Adopt Instead of Shop On National Puppy Day!

National Puppy Day is coming up on March 23rd, and their motto is “Adopt instead of shop!” Since everybody loves puppies, and since it is National Puppy Day, there is no better day to bring home your new four-legged friend....

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That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

Dog aggression is a complicated thing. It seems I spend a lot of time writing about it, thinking about it, learning about it and trying to help clients whose dogs are suffering from it. I have spent most of my...

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Crate Training Your Dog

Crate Training Your Dog

Dogs are naturally den animals, meaning that they feel comfortable in a small area they consider safe. Crate training your dog should be a positive experience used to their benefit, never as punishment. You should take the proper care to...

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I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I came home the other night from working out at the gym. Recently, I have found the gym rat within myself. I go to the gym sometimes twice a day and have found a personal trainer that is teaching me...

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9 Most Important Cues to Teach Your Puppy ASAP

9 Most Important Cues to Teach Your Puppy ASAP

Awwwww Puppies!!!  Bringing a puppy home is always an exciting adventure! There are a few things that you should begin teaching your puppy as soon as possible! Years ago, many trainers didn’t recommend obedience training for puppies until they are...

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Integrity in Dog Training

Integrity in Dog Training

Ironically, I have been thinking about writing this article for a few weeks now. I saw something similar to it recently on the internet. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of integrity in the dog training world right now. What...

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Top 5 Mistaken Myths of the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Top 5 Mistaken Myths of the Misunderstood Pit Bull

While a dog’s life is pretty enviable, the life of a Pit Bull — whether a American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bulldog — is fraught with prejudice and misconception. Instead of cooing...

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