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Teaching the “Auto-Settle exercise,” to create a calm “cafe’ dog”

I love relaxing at cafes with my boy. Enjoying a nice meal, or slowly sipping a hot cup of joe, my pup at my feet. While doing this at my local joints, I am often approached with the statement...

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heat stroke and your pets, by guest blogger denise fleck

  Mary adored her Dachshund Daisy and always wanted her by her side.  One 85°F day, while the “girls” were out for a car ride, Mary made a quick stop at the convenience store for a jug of milk. ...

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3 signs doggy daycare may be too much for your pup

doggy daycare can be wonderful for many dogs. if they have the right temperament, the facility is well run, and it is the right match for your dog.   but oftentimes, our dogs are not actually having a great...

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6 tips for a successful puppy playdate

socializing our puppies with other well-adjusted rascals is so very important.  in addition to a well run puppy class, private playdates are the best way to do it.  to keep tots safe, playdates must be done right.  follow these...

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congratulations maggie bee, april’s dog of the month

this month i had a tough time deciding which dog would be named “dog’s best friend’s dog of the month.”  all of our friends are amazing, so it’s never an easy task. but after some deep thought, i decided...

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hey puppy, do you have therapy dog dreams?

do you and your dog dream of being a therapy dog team?  visiting hospitals, retirement homes, libraries, and/or schools to spread support, love and joy?   giving such light and happiness to others is extremely rewarding, not only for...

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our favorite spots for holiday fun with your pup

the holidays have arrived! that joyous time of the year for parties, outings and special events.   while enjoying this splendid time, why not make it even better, by taking your dog along?!  in the los angeles area, there...

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wagging through the “puppy stop”

have you ever been on a walk with your puppy and all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, he stops? in his tracks. legs stiffen. he may even sit or lie down and refuse to get up?   ...

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5 ways your confident dog can help reactive dogs

so you are one of the fortunate ones, you have a confident, well-adjusted dog. whether it’s their dna, your commitment to positive training, or both, your dog has a high threshold and pretty much nothing bothers him. in the...

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is a funny halloween costume really worth a huge withdrawal from your dog/human trust bank account?

this is going to be one of my most unpopular blogs of all time, i am sure.  and with that, here i go!   many of my dog training peers and mentors, john mcguigan, chirag patel, grisha stewart, dr....

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