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Latest Blog Posts

Acclimation and Engagement

If you let a dog sniff, will you be teaching your dog to sniff?  Are you encouraging your dog to ignore you once you start formal work? I'm a big believer in the value of choice, in particular in dogs that have nervousness or stress issues.  I think when dogs opt-in...

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How to Pick a Pet Dog Trainer

You have a new dog or puppy, and you’re either feeling pro-active and want to get off on the right foot or you’ve got a problem brewing and you need to do something about it. How do you find a dog trainer for your pet dog? The typical advice you’re going to get will...

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My Life as A Blogger

365 days ago, I started a blog.  I had no agenda, except to create a "diary" of the process of raising my new puppy, Lyra.  I had no intention of posting every week.  I had no intention of using my blog as a soapbox; a chance to talk about whatever thoughts, feelings,...

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