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DOG LOVERS NOT QUALIFIED

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People who apply to work for us just LOVE dogs. And that is usually their only qualification. Although we certainly want dog lovers here, we find the more they gush about how they love animals, the more we are turned off and so are our dogs. For one thing, dogs don’t respond well to overly […]

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EMPATHY FOR A HOUSE-BOUND DOG

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If you adopted a dog to make his life better then start doing it! Your dog needs walks, training, toys and games and if you aren’t providing those then reconsider your relationship. If you think all your dog wants is to watch TV, I have to tell you that is really Dumb. So get off […]

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LITTLE DOGS GET NO RESPECT

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Please don’t think that just because your tiny dog has been putting up with it means he won’t bite you…or the kids.  What recourse does a small dog have?   We have a seven-pound daycare dog that is just now, after more than six months, getting past his fear of being grabbed and held for […]

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CONFIDENCE CAN CHANGE YOUR DOG’S WORLD

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  I have an owner in Manners Class that says the best thing her dog gets from training is Confidence. Confidence can make a fearful dog calm: It enables dogs to relax around other dogs, other people, and new situations: It may even make a reactive dog into one that takes life in stride.  (If […]

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WHY TEACH A DOG TO FIND SMELLS WHEN HE DOES THAT NATURALLY?!?

Why teach a dog to “Find It.” Legitimate question.  A dog can find a treat no bigger than a pencil eraser and a shred of cheese on the floor is easy. So why on earth would we have a training class called SNIFF IT? As a beagle owner, I have dogs that are born to […]

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Doggie Pool Party

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Yippee, Pool Party! Your dog may take these words as an invitation to jump into the middle of kids playing “Marco Polo” or as her time to scout for crumbs under deck chairs. Either way, some water safety tips are in order. Some dogs don’t like to swim. And some shouldn’t. One day Buddy, a […]

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