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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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Tips to Help Your Dog during Back to School

Back to school is upon us as summer comes to a close. We spend much time preparing our children (and ourselves), yet this transition also affects our pets. The freedom and attention received during summer vacation abruptly ends at the first day of school. Without warning, schedules shift and playmates of summer suddenly have new […]

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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 no […]

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Should I use a Flexible Leash?

Flexi leashes or retractable leashes are a hotly debated topic and I can certainly see their appeal … if it was a perfect world.  These leashes were designed with good intentions to allow your dog a little more movement and less restrictions while walking. Seeing dogs trotting ahead, eagerly sniffing the ground for past sojourners […]

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Calming Your Dog During Fireworks Season

Fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. The noise, smell of sulfur and flashing lights can be quite upsetting. Fortunately there are several things you can do to keep your pet safe and cared for during the celebration. Prepare your House Shut all the doors and windows and draw curtains to block […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is here and we all know that Texas Summers can get HOT; not only for us, but man’s best friend as well! Here are some tips to keep Fido comfortable. Allow your dog access to lots of clean fresh water. Add ice cubes to make it cooler. Walk early in the day or late […]

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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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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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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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Simple Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Those Holiday Pounds!

We all love our dogs and often indulge them in extra treats, snacks and even food from the dinner table. Unfortunately, we have to be careful what we give our dogs to make sure they maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight. Today, dogs are fatter than ever. It’s now estimated that 45% of all U.S. […]

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