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IF YOU GIVE A PUPPY AS A GIFT YOU’RE A MORON

photo credit: OakleyOriginals via photopin cc   Ok, so maybe this is part rant, part advice, or perhaps it’s 100% rant, and I just want to pass it off as advice…either way…..here it is….. If you or somebody you know buys a puppy for somebody else, for a holiday gift,...

Why the “STAY” Command Is A Waste of Time

photo credit: Photography King ♛ via photopin cc   I have gotten into some pretty heated debates on this subject with trainers who I honestly have a ton of respect for.  The conversations only get heated when the other person can no longer provide logical evidence to...

Just say no….to DOGPARKS!!!

I’m going to do it….Yup…and here it goes……..  I’m going to tell the world that I think their favorite place to bring their dog, is the single worst place to bring their dog.  Obviously winning fans through telling people what they want to hear...

TIP: “ASSOCIATE THIS!”

So it’s Friday.  All day long.  What a beautiful thought.  Not because it is going to be an easy day by any stretch of the imagination, but because I have been conditioned to think of Fridays in a pleasant way. It’s not a difficult concept is it? To...

Crash course in dog food trickery……..

What our dogs eat is a HUGE topic that is often the source of not just knowledge for newbies, but also debate amongst enthusiasts and experts alike.  Im not going to get into the heavy of canine nutrition now, but I am going to take a quick moment to hip you to some...

What you can learn from a dead beagle…

photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc      While reading through some blogs today I came across a story about a group of beagles that had been rescued from a research facility and recently reunited.  A rather heartwarming story, it got me thinking (which is always...

A bit about bones……5 NEED TO KNOW TIPS

   For starters, I hope everybody had a marvelous Thanksgiving.  My taste buds were overloaded with the wonders of home cooking and my belly is now preparing for the war waged every holiday season against the waistline of my pants.   This year is already off to a...

Puppies don’t care about presidents……..

It’s been a stressful week for our 4-legged companions.  As I am always teaching my students, energy is a key element in communicating with our dogs.  To dogs, your mood and “vibe” is broadcast like a neon sign letting them know where your head is at.  Based on my...

Why you should be playing with poop…….

I can only imagine how it must have looked. There I was, hovering intently, my full concentration directed at the steaming pile of excrement that was so strategically placed in a specific location for reasons that only he was aware of.  I know it was strategic because...

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