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But he already knows this!

Every dog trainer hears this.  The frustrated exclamation of a client whose dog isn’t doing as they are told.  About 95% of our clients assert a dog’s knowledge of a cue that he just won’t follow.  They can be both … Continue reading

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Cooperation Versus Coercion — Wilde About Dogs

I’d like you to imagine that you are a young, not-yet-verbal child who is entering a foster home. Naturally, you are a nervous about meeting your new foster parents, and wonder what life will be like. You don’t yet know … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Relaxing Independence Day, or From the Dog’s Perspective: Surviving the Apocalypse

July 4th was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. Where we lived, it was legal to fire off fireworks, and my favorite were the Roman Candles. Independence Day always ended with the customary light show lasting late into … Continue reading

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A Wolf at Your Door?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com There are a number of ideas about dogs that have originated in their genetic connection to wolves and our understanding of wolf packs.  Most of these ideas are wrong. We’ve made great strides in the … Continue reading

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Just a Spoonful of Cat Food

Pilling a dog doesn’t have to be a battle Continue reading

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A great read about remote collars

http://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2013/06/the-end-for-shock-collars.html?platform=hootsuite&m=1

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Can You Reinforce a Dog’s Emotional State?

Originally posted on Wilde About Dogs:
I recently received an email asking whether I had any books that addressed how to help a dog who was grieving. Since I don’t, I searched online to find an article that might be…

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