Posts in dog training
How to Win the War with a Bathroom Bandit

Are you living daily with a bathroom bandit? You may be if you often find yourself screaming, “Stop! Drop that Roll!” Toilet paper was never advertised as a dog friendly toy however some pups really find this magical roll quite entertaining.

Does this mean that all bathroom doors must be shut forever never to be left unattended, open & vulnerable? Or that the toilet paper forever lives on the bathroom sink never to spin freely on the roll again? 

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Bone Broth Great for Humans and Dogs

Bone Broth article and recipe courtesy of Leash Your Fitness.

Bone Broth is good for so many things:  A Quick Summary of The Benefits of Bone Broth: (Whole Journey)  Promotes Healing – Bone broth has been used successfully in treating gastro-intestinal disorders, including hyperacidity, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and infant diarrhea. Digestive Aid – Aids in the digestibility of grains, beans, legumes,

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The Transfer of Value in Dog Training

Please enjoy this short blog post on how to "transfer the value of rewards in dog training" from a person I truly admire Susan Garrett. Susan has an amazing way to share an idea while helping people improve and learn. Transferring value is a huge component if successful learning is the desired goal no matter who the student is. Without this key ingredigent failure will occur and the desired behavior will not be continually repeated. I talk about this concept daily with the clients I work with. 

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To Tug or Not To Tug

Muddy, cold, rainy, or hot days our pets still require daily exercise. Learning the game of tug and how to properly play can provide extreme benefits in fitness (overall heath) and establishing a closer social bond. First make sure the tug item chosen is comfortable both for your pets mouth and your hands. The beauty of tug, this game can be played anywhere with not a lot of set up time required or equipment to carry about. While walking if we see children playing, a squirrel, another dog and your dog gets excited lets play a short game of tug then keep on walking. All that excited energy has to go somewhere why not in a game of tug or just have your dog carry the tug toy. Contact me to learn more or with questions on the game of tug or fitness ideas for your companion. Also have a fantastic fleece tug rope maker I can recommend.

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Shut Up and Show Off

Great Blog below ..... educators, groomers, veterinarians all with a common interest to protect and nurture the lives of animal while also supporting animal owners along the way. Love the idea of the Blog just "Shut Up and Show Off" essentially show off your skills with animals. Lead by example work together and stop pointing fingers. Well stated and thank you for the reminder! 


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Excellent source of information on topics or ideas to ask a breeder when considering a puppy. Fear Free Happy Homes is a good source for basic types of information. How a puppy starts out in life is very important and an indicator of how lives challenges may change a puppies view of what life has to offer. Being informed takes the guess work out of puppy shopping.

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