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Food rewards anyone?

Food rewards anyone?

We do not train using food.  Our 30+ years of experience shows us that it is not effective.  Using food rewards can be a wonderful way to train – at first.  You see immediate results and think “Eureka!”. But there is...

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My dog eats . . . fruit?

My dog eats . . . fruit?

It is entirely coincidence that the last 3 blog posts have involved food and dogs.  Truth is, Miss Lacie Lee is fighting some skin issues.  Severe skin issues.  So we are going down a road with her we have not...

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Overeager eater?

Overeager eater?

We get lots of calls about food aggression, untraining dogs who have been trained used food, and we all have probably experienced that dog who barely waits for you to set the bowl down before he gobbles it down.  So...

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Pumpkin and your dog’s tummy

Pumpkin and your dog’s tummy

Looking for something to help your dog when he has an upset tummy?  Pumpkin may be just what you are looking for.  No, you don’t have to bake a pumpkin pie for Fido.  Just pure pumpkin out of a can...

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A fire plan for your dog

A fire plan for your dog

What is the best way to give your dog the maximum chance of surviving a fire in your home?  While my husband and I consider ourselves fairly prepared, our smoke alarm went off the other night and the panic that...

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A water game for your dog

A water game for your dog

Anyone who has taken our classes knows we are a sucker for a good game.  And now, when it is too hot outside to have Tuesday Trek, or too stormy, we will have Fun and Games at the Greenfield Community...

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Why is doorway etiquette important?

Why is doorway etiquette important?

We have all visited someone who has “that dog”.  You ring the doorbell, hear the dog going nuts, hear the owner telling the dog to get back (usually to no avail), finally see the person you came to visit open...

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Hot weather info

Hot weather info

While MOST people are aware that they should not put their dogs in a hot car, there are a couple of other hot weather tips you may not be aware of.  Dogs can get sunburned.  And if your dogs are...

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The Dickin Medal

The Dickin Medal

Being the mom of a Marine who just returned from deployment, as well as another son who served in the Army, and the wife of a retired Captain in the Air Force, Memorial Day is sacred.  Just like Veteran’s Day....

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Make the vet and groomer a comfortable place

Make the vet and groomer a comfortable place

It all started as an accident when my Standard Poodle, Jean-Claude Van Poodle (what else would a standard poodle be named?), got Wobbler syndrome.  It is a neurological disorder where the dog’s balance is greatly impacted.  Jean-Claude loved being groomed.  As...

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