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5 Dog and Baby Myths Debunked

Are you ready to prepare your pooch for a new baby? Make sure you know the myths from the facts when it comes to dogs and babies.  Dog and Baby Myth #1: Bring a blanket home for Fido to sniff. Many experts advise letting your dog smell a blanket that your baby has...

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Teach Your Dog to Swim

With a few exceptions, most dogs are natural swimmers. However, that does not mean all dogs like to swim. But, with a little patience, and some tasty treats, you can teach your dog to enjoy swimming. At the very least, it is important to teach your dog how to get out...

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Own and Embrace Mistakes as Learning Opportunities

In my training, I WANT my dogs to make mistakes. I embrace them. I believe that dogs learn just as much from getting it wrong as they do from getting it right; they learn what doesn’t work! I want my dogs to be able to learn that, for instance, the reward doesn’t come...

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Do You Train Children Too?

It’s interesting how you hear some comments over and over. Most are meant in jest, but I suspect there is some desire hidden in them. Here are a few that I hear often from my clients: “I wish you could move in for a month and train my puppy!”  Wouldn’t that be great;...

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