Category Archives: puppy training

So you want to show your dog- Westminster style

Watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show every year brings out the stage mother in many of us. Our dogs are gorgeous, smart, and every bit the champions we see on the most famous dog show in the world, right? … Continue reading

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Hollywood Dogs- Want to train a camera-ready dog?

Dogs on television or in movies are a marvel to watch. They seem to ‘act’ on their own, with no visible help or cues from anyone, but this is not magic. These dogs know how to take cues from a … Continue reading

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It’s Alarming- more stories from 20 years of dog training

The early years of my dog training career were filled with activity. I was extremely careful with my furry charges, and opted for state-of-the-art burglar and fire alarms. I lived about five blocks away and figured I could sprint there … Continue reading

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Holiday Manners: Is Your Dog Ready for the Social Whirl?

We are all more socially active this time of year. If you are expecting guests this season, or if they just show up without so much as a warning bark, will your dog’s manners get you compliments, or complaints? It’s really all … Continue reading

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Kids and Dogs- What’s Wrong With This Picture?

A good relationship between our kids and the family dog makes for playful days on the lawn and contented evenings in the family room. Have you studied your dog’s body language as he interacts with your children? Continue reading

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