Should You Buy a Dog or Should You Adopt (Pros and Cons)

Should You Buy a Dog or Should You Adopt (Pros and Cons)

Adopting a dog is a subject that is very close to my heart.  Petfinder helps people find the right pet every day! After all I work with dogs all day, and some of the best are adoptions. So let’s discuss...

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How Dog Training Techniques Have Changed and Need to Change Back

How Dog Training Techniques Have Changed and Need to Change Back

There are a lot of dog trainers out there, I mean A LOT! And, let me be the first to say that not all dog trainers are created equally. The dog training world has been going through some interesting changes...

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With All the Types of Dog Collars: Which Will Work Best For Your Pooch?

With All the Types of Dog Collars: Which Will Work Best For Your Pooch?

  The types of dog collars are almost as abundant as the types or breeds of dogs! I have been a dog trainer for over 25 years.  I have seen dog collars come and go and I have used most...

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Puppy Training: Better Taught Alone, Online or At Class?

Puppy Training: Better Taught Alone, Online or At Class?

  Puppy training!  I LOVE puppy training.  Puppies are such young, pliable loving balls of joy. To be honest, I just moved and I have a little bit of “puppy-itis” and yes, I am certain that Webster’s dictionary should add...

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13 Puppy Training Mistakes That Create Bad Dogs

13 Puppy Training Mistakes That Create Bad Dogs

Puppies certainly bring joy into our homes, but they also provide us with a lot of work; A LOT OF WORK. After all, a puppy cannot raise himself, just like a child cannot raise himself. A puppy would choose “cake...

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German Shepherd Puppy Training

German Shepherd Puppy Training

I’ve trained, worked with and lived with German Shepherds and German Shepherd puppies for decades. I KNOW the struggles and the joys, first hand. And, let me assure you that if you train your German Shepherd incorrectly, or neglect training...

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Keep a Cool Head and Know How to Treat Wounds on a Dog

Keep a Cool Head and Know How to Treat Wounds on a Dog

I have been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. I got into this industry because I was good at dog training and dog handling. I started as a receptionist but quickly worked my way up to handling bad dogs. ...

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4 Home Remedies for Your Dog’s Stiff Joints

4 Home Remedies for Your Dog’s Stiff Joints

I am lucky enough to work in veterinary medicine. I LOOOOOVE dog training, but interesting enough I also love veterinary medicine. We joke at work that it is an addiction. I make low pay. I don’t have 401(K) I don’t...

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Step by Step Guide on How to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

Step by Step Guide on How to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

Dogs are wonderful people 😉!  Part of the reason we love them is because they have a vibrancy and excitement for life. If I could wake up and thrive everyday like my dogs wake up, I certainly wouldn’t need coffee!...

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Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Older Dog

Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Older Dog

Appropriately and successfully introducing your new puppy to your older dog is critical!  If this process is done wrong, you can end up with an injured puppy or a fractured relationship where they hate each other for a lifetime.  Neither...

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