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Do NOT Feed The Beast!

  Let me start by asking a question or a few… How would you react if your dog was startled by some loud noise for example (maybe fireworks on The 4th of July or thunder on a stormy night) and…

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Great? Expectations

* Hey everyone! This is an old Facebook post that many people seemed to relate to so I decided to post it here on my blog so that everyone could benefit from reading it.*   Hey all! I have a…

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Enjoy the Journey!

Upon adopting a dog, you embark upon a journey together. Along the way, there will be struggles, failures and successes. The failures can tend to get you down and make you wonder if you made the right choice in beginning…

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Taking Offense to Jealousy

When you have a multi dog household there is no room for jealousy. If you pet one dog and another butts in and tries to get between you and the other dog that might be a form a jealousy but…

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Commitment Issues and Impulse Buys

  When we go the store and we make a purchase that doesn’t quite work out we can just return it and get our money back. Many times we get caught up in the moment when we see a cute…

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Boundaries Are Your Freedom

Teaching your dog to respect thresholds will give you the freedom to live life without worrying about Fido’s naughty behavior. Giving your dog a visible or invisible boundary will empower you to lead in a most effective way. This is…

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Excuse Me, I Need Some Direction…

When we get lost we can just stop and ask for directions or look at a road map. when a dog is “lost” he/she cannot ask for “direction” so the outcome is confusion, fear, frustration and all the chaos that…

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Preventing Forest Fires

It all starts with a little spark. A strike of a match and a tiny flame is born. So small but left to itself it can quickly spread far and wide and consume everything in it’s path. Do you remember…

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Make Your Shape!

I recently spent a bit of time at my local animal shelter. From time to time I like to go walk around and check out what dogs are there and see who’s been adopted out and bring in donations. It’s…

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