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Archive for 'Training'

Dog Training and You

January 12, 2015

There’s no question that a well-trained dog has a great and very busy social life. This is because pet parents enjoy taking a pooch places knowing with confidence that she will behave around other people and dogs. January is National Train Your Dog Month and Mychelle Blake, president and CEO of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, says that the biggest mistake pet parents make…  

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National Train Your Dog Month and Super Smiley on Crate Training

January 05, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and to National Train Your Dog Month! Created by The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, National Train Your Dog Month celebrates dog training and helps share its message of dog training far and wide! A trained dog is a happy dog. Last month Super Smiley and I weighed in on the question of Do Dogs Really Need Obedience Training? Between the two…  

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Do Dogs Really Need Obedience Training? Part 2

December 11, 2014

Super Smiley here and I agree with everything Megan said in her obedience post because I show her these things every day! One of the consistent messages we give to our radio listeners is that dogs are teachers and when their people learn to really listen to them, a lot can be accomplished! My German Shepherd pack mate, Angel, has been a great teacher for us….  

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Do Dogs Really Need Obedience Training? Part 1

December 05, 2014

If we consider our dogs to be a true part of our families, then why is it so important to “obedience” train them? Isn’t it OK for them to just hang out and join in naturally? Working with dog behavior is one of my favorite things to do! I have a bachelor of science in psychology and so watching and learning from dogs is fascinating…  

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