Denise Fenzi’s

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Podcast

Do you like podcasts? I was interviewed by my friend Ryan Cartlidge recently for his Animal Training Academy Podcast.  If' you're interested, take a listen!  We covered a lot of territory, so it's hard to say what all we covered, but we did talk about the happy...

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What happens if?

I recently wrote a blog about the importance of asking "Why". If you don't know why something might work, don't try it! Now I want to refine that discussion. While I need to know why something might work before I try it, I do not need to know if it WILL work. WILL is...

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Purchasing a puppy with a contract

I recently asked on Facebook what a typical dog purchase contract looks like. I asked from the breeder's and also from the buyer's point of view. The good news is that most people were able to find a breeder with a contract that worked for them and everyone lived...

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the BEST way to train

If I am shaping a retrieve and my dog moves her mouth one inch from the dumbbell to half an inch, then I am closer to my goal.  I will mark and reward. But consider this. Rather than watching the dog's mouth in relation to the dumbbell, someone else might be watching...

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