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Teaching Your Dog to Pay Attention

ATTENTION….ATTENTION…….ATTENTION!!!! Teaching your dog to pay attention when asked may be the most important thing you will ever teach them. A dog that can pay attention when asked can probably walk on a leash and come as well.   Here are some Tips to teach your dog to “Look at you and wait for further […]

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Preparing for Your Dog before Disaster

We have all seen on the news, in times of disaster, many unfortunate pets are left behind. As responsible dog owners, we always think, “I’d never leave without my pets”. But if we haven’t planned ahead, the chances of a good outcome is less likely. Always hope for the best but prepare for the worst. […]

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Tips for Moving with Your Dog

  Whether you are moving a long distance or just around the block, moving is almost always a chaotic venture. Boxes everywhere, so many things to plan and take care of on both ends, clutter and moving trucks. I have a lot of experience in this area being a part of a military family. Having […]

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Keeping Your Dog Safe at Easter

Easter is just around the corner! For me, it brings up fond memories of waking up and running outside to the front steps to see what the Easter Bunny had brought. My favorites were jelly beans, the big chocolate bunny and those delicious marshmallow peeps. I would put on a colorful new dress for church […]

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What is Clicker Training?

Today I want to Introduce you to Clicker Training. Clicker Training is simple, it is training with a reward marker. The Clicker is this little box, when you press it…the sound is distinct.  It is a sound that your dog doesn’t hear readily in nature. What this sound will eventually mean to the dog is […]

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Teaching Your Dog to “Potty” on Command

“Going Potty” on command is a very helpful tool for any age dog. Think about the last time you just wanted to go to bed at night and your dog was taking forever to “do his business” for that last trip out?  All dog owners want Fido to “Hurry Up and GO!!” Several years ago […]

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Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much

Since it is Valentine’s Day today, I thought I’d write about “Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much”. I realize that this answer may vary from person to person, but in my dog training experience I have seen examples of enormous love from all ages, economic levels, and people in all stages of life. I […]

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New Puppy Tips for the New Year

The family and friends have left, the fridge is back to normal capacity, the kids are back in school and the new puppy has been named, what now? Time to start the puppy off on the right paw.   Expectations Start off by teaching your puppy the rules of the house you want her to […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Holidays

I love Christmas!! Every year my home is ‘over the top’ decorated for the Holidays!! The big QUESTION is:  Is my house safe for my dogs?   Dogs are fascinated by the smells and textures of all the new things that are now appearing all over the house.  This is normal curiosity.   Here are […]

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8 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Dog!

It’s Thanksgiving! Time for family, fun and lots of food! It can also be dangerous time for your dog if he eats foods that are harmful to him.   Here are 8 holiday staples that are actually dangerous for your dog to consume.   8. TURKEY SKIN Turkey is a given at almost every Thanksgiving feast […]

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