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Good Words: Blogging for Dogs in 2019

Good Words: Blogging for Dogs in 2019

If I were cornered and had to come up with the briefest of brief description of what we do as dog trainers, it would probably be something like "Dog trainers educate". We certainly wear many other hats: we coach, we cheer-lead, we plan, and of course, we train dogs....

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In Defense of Puppy Socialization

In Defense of Puppy Socialization

Don’t hold back when socializing your young puppy. Create as many positive associations as possible before 14 weeks of age. If you’re a puppy parent searching for guidance on how to socialize your puppy, you risk coming across some concerning misinformation, even from...

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Why We Need to Modify the Humane Hierarchy

Why We Need to Modify the Humane Hierarchy

Why we need to modify the Humane Hierarchy Our guest blogger is Tim Steele, a newly minted Academy graduate and owner of Behavior Matters Academy in Santa Clara CA.  His post is part of Companion Animal Psychology's Train For Rewards Blog Party 2018. I love the idea...

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