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The Best Blogs of the 2019 Academy Awards

The Best Blogs of the 2019 Academy Awards

Each year, The Academy holds our annual Academy Awards. The nomination process, the lobbying, the voting and the ceremony itself are all designed for one reason: to help counteract the burnout and compassion fatigue that can be an unfortunate, but real part of dog...

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Monique and Islay: Academy Graduate Case Study

Monique and Islay: Academy Graduate Case Study

Torie Silletto, CTC, CPDT-KA Diamond Dogs, Oakland CA The Academy for Dog Trainers is pleased to announce a new occasional series, Academy Graduate Case Studies. The first case study is a particularly interesting and relevant illustration of the quality counselling...

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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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