Monthly Archives: June 2011


No matter what type of training method you prefer, I think having varied reinforcement sets both you and your dog up for success. As they say, variety is the spice of life. Why should your dog only expect one type … Continue reading

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Professional Help

With the invention and wide-spread use of the Internet, it’s become easier than ever before to get information on dog training. There are web boards dedicated to various styles of training as well as specific dog breeds. Many professional trainers … Continue reading

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Potential for Disaster

Right now, I’m working with a young puppy who’s in training to become a service dog. After spending several hours with her in a crowded space on Saturday, I determined that she has no self-control when she’s around people and … Continue reading

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The Frustrating Gut

Risa has a long history of gastrointestinal (GI) issues. They started 6 months after I adopted her. She experienced loose poops and significant weight loss. I had no idea what was going on. Fecals came back free of parasites. Metronidozole … Continue reading

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It’s come to my attention that some people believe that those of us who utilize mainly (if not exclusively) R+/P- in training fearful dogs are simply allowing our dogs to live their lives in their ‘safe zone.’ That we are … Continue reading

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