Monthly Archives: March 2011

Good Cop Bad Cop

I was walking one of my dogs on a nature trail and we came upon another dog and his humans coming towards us from the opposite direction.   The dog was a little reactive so the pet parents (and man … Continue reading

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if you want a calmer dog, practcie better time management

Matt-Matt’s appointment was at 4:30. I checked my watch: 2:00 PM. Plenty of time to get there. I sat down to read and before I knew it, it was 4:00 PM. Only 30 minutes to load the fur baby into … Continue reading

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Twinkies in Class

Twinkies in class The teacher gives the students a note to take home to their parents/legal guardians: “We will be practicing reward based learning in class tomorrow.  We will give out twinkies for correct answers.  Because we want your child … Continue reading

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Snappy Poodle

Question: My Toy Poodle is Snappy. What do I do Dog aggression should be addressed as soon as possible. Especially if children are in the house. If the behavior is not addressed, it will only get worse. Dogs are much … Continue reading

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Negative Reinforcement Anthem – It’s a Hard Knock Life

It’s a hard knock life for us It’s a hard knock life for us Stead of treated, we get tricked Stead of Kisses, we get kicked It’s a hard knock life Sometime they even pinch my ear; All we ever … Continue reading

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What To Do About Dog Fights?

Question: My 5 dogs get into fights. What do I do?    Fighting dogs can be awfully scary for humans to observe. Most dogs have a lot of fur and most dogs have thicker skin than we have. Some times fights look … Continue reading

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