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Things to Consider When Getting a New Dog

Things to Consider When Getting a New Dog

Ahhhh, it is about to be the precious time of spring! And, many people get spring time puppy fever. Trust me, I have suffered from the condition more than once! And, in most cases it is wonderful. Now, I thankfully...

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But He Has 100 Acres to Run…

But He Has 100 Acres to Run…

I hear this excuse, add or decrease acreage, all of the time. I am always thrilled when I hear that dogs have acreage to run! After all I am a country girl and not a city girl (currently stuck in...

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My Puppy Is Dominant, Fearful, Reactive, Stubborn

I get a variety of clients. I work with people who have never before owned or spent time with a dog. I work with people that have had dogs for 50 years. And, I get everything in between. It seems...

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Puppies are Hard Work; at Best!!!

Puppies are Hard Work; at Best!!!

Tis the season, puppy season that is! Although it is not recommended, many people get puppies at Christmas time and during the holidays. I personally, have no problem with pets being gifts, as long as everyone in the family is...

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Something That Just Might be Ruining Your Potty Training!

Something That Just Might be Ruining Your Potty Training!

Potty training is one of the biggest problems among dog owners. And, I find that it is the least understood. Somehow we accept that tiny humans have accidents until they are 4 or 5 or even older in some cases;...

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Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Impulses are defined at a sudden, strong and unreflective urge or desire to act. Also defined as a driving or motivating force. We all have impulses. The impulse to get up or sleep in, in the morning, the impulse to...

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Why and When You Should Take a Dog Obedience Class

Why and When You Should Take a Dog Obedience Class

I love dog obedience. It’s true!  I suppose that shouldn’t shock you; considering what I do and get paid for everyday! And, I have recently moved to Maryland and now that I live in more of a suburban city environment...

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Keep Away; Why it is the Best and Worst Game to Play with Your Dog!

Keep Away; Why it is the Best and Worst Game to Play with Your Dog!

Ahhhh good ol’ “Keep Away”!  I have a Love/Hate relationship with this game! The problem is that it needs to be on MY terms! I am the leader of the house hold, and I dictate games and when they can...

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How Best To Deal with Your Dog’s Instincts

How Best To Deal with Your Dog’s Instincts

Dogs aren’t people. I realize that deep down you probably know that dogs aren’t people. And, yet almost every day I have a conversation with humans who expect dogs to ACT like people. Dogs are canines descendants of wolves and...

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4 Reasons I Hate Doggy Doors and the 1 Reason I Like Them

4 Reasons I Hate Doggy Doors and the 1 Reason I Like Them

If I had a nickel for every time someone with a doggy door came to me because they were having puppy potty training issues… well, I think I would be a millionaire sitting in my pool writing this. Unfortunately, it...

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