Sunday, 21st December 2014.

It’s fitting that I had the experience I had today while walking with Hawk in Coolidge Corner. Since she came to me at 5 months of age last August, I have posted many photos and entire albums of Hawk’s Socialization Adventures on my Facebook page. Next week, May 20-26, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. [...]

Posted on Saturday, 19th May 2012

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We all have some baggage we carry with us through life.  Dogs do too.  It’s just life that puppies will not get all their needs met and, sooner or later, will have a behavior issue or two.  Rather than live in the land of  ‘woulda  shoulda  coulda’,  do something about it.  It’s better to try [...]

Posted on Saturday, 7th April 2012

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As has been the case for several years now, I clicker train client dogs in and from their homes.  Why clicker training? Because training with the clicker builds reliability into the process.  With clicker training, the dog is the learner and thus, dogs are more likely to retain clicker trained behaviors and behavior sequences.  What [...]

Posted on Tuesday, 13th March 2012

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Remember, everything goes back to early socialization and learning.  Can you bathe, brush and medicate your dog? Can you trim your dog’s nails? If not, please do not expect a stranger – the groomer, vet, vet tech – to do it without stressing your dog. You are who s/he knows best and hopefully trusts the [...]

Posted on Tuesday, 13th March 2012

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From my perspective, training a deaf dog isn’t all that different than training a hearing dog.    A variety of positive reinforcement dog training methods are easily used in training deaf dogs.   Lure-reward techniques are often used to prompt dogs to sit, stand, lie down, and even walk at your side on leash or off.   Modern dog trainers understand how to [...]

Posted on Monday, 12th March 2012

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As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…  And, a video is even betta!  Check out this video of dogs in the last of six sessions in my  Intro to K9 Nose Work Class .  These dogs are obviously invested in the HUNT!  They’re all ready to begin pairing THE HIDE with BIRCH, the first of three essential oils chosen by the founders of  [...]

Posted on Wednesday, 21st April 2010

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