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I Don’t Have Time to Train!  How to Balance Dogs and Life

I Don’t Have Time to Train! How to Balance Dogs and Life

There are only so many hours in the day, and there is always something to do!  How do I find time to do it all?  Well...the short answer is, I don’t!  But I do the best I can! As I sit down to write this, my 6 year old foster daughter runs into the room.  “Mom, I’m...

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

This year has been hard.  I don’t know about you, but I am going through total dog show withdrawal.  I miss my dog friends.  I miss their dogs.  I miss stepping into the ring with my best partner.  And as much as I love them, I even miss the breaks from my kids on...

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Calm Down! How Food Reduces Arousal for Excited Dogs

Calm Down! How Food Reduces Arousal for Excited Dogs

Imagine this.  You’re pulling into your driveway after a long stressful work day.  When you walk into the house, your 65 pound lab starts frantically jumping at you while whining.  He’s just so happy and excited to see you, but nothing you do calms him down.  The more...

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Get Off! How to Get Your Dog to Stop Jumping

Why do dogs jump? As a pet dog trainer, one of the biggest complaints I hear about is jumping on people. We spend a lot of time working on this in my manners classes because it’s such an issue for so many dogs. Dogs jump for a variety of reasons, including seeking...

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New Puppy? Tips for Raising a Good Dog During the Pandemic

Everyone has puppy fever right now!  With the arrival of spring and the extra time we have on our hands, it seems like a great time to bring home your next furry family member.  All those adorable puppy pictures on Facebook don’t help much either! If you recently...

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