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I Will Not Train Your Dog

I've been working on a new information flyer.  What do you think?  Does this make you want to hire me? I WILL NOT TRAIN YOUR DOG BUT I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO HAVE THE DOG THAT YOU WANT     Do you have a new puppy and no idea what to do with her?… Continue reading I Will Not Train Your Dog

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Be An Alpha Dog! For Your Dog’s Sake

Before I get to the alpha dog post, I'd like to invite you to the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest.  On February 10th, August McLaughlin will host this unique collection of blogs posting on the subject of Beauty, the first ever in what will hopefully become an annual event.  My post goes up tomorrow, then… Continue reading Be An Alpha Dog! For Your Dog’s Sake

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The Leader of the Pack

  Dogs are pack animal, and you need to be the leader of your own family pack.  Motorcycle, leathers and girly vocals are optional. Dogs, like humans, are social creatures.  Wild canids such as wolves, coyotes, hyenas, live in family groupings with a distinct hierarchy of leaders and subordinates.  Dogs, descended from wild ancestors have… Continue reading The Leader of the Pack

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Teach Your Dog English

  Because speaking dog is hard on the voice Your dog is going to have to learn English, or Spanish, or German, or…you get the idea.  Training your dog involves teaching her a wide spectrum of behaviors.  There will be some behaviors you’ll expect her to do all the time, without being told; for example,… Continue reading Teach Your Dog English

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Animal Communication In Animal Training

Do I have to be psychic? Animal training is animal communication.  I have known gifted psychic animal communicators; I’ve even experienced it myself.  If that is one of your skills and you use it with your animals, rock on!  But, even if being psychic just isn’t for you, if you want to train your dog,… Continue reading Animal Communication In Animal Training

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Developing Your Dog Training Skills

Timing is everything My husband, the bass player and professional musician, tells me I have no rhythm and can’t sing.  It’s true.  Until I met him I had no idea what a ‘count’ was for in music, and frankly it still kinda baffles me.  And, sadly, I really love karaoke!  Those cheesy 70’s and 80’s… Continue reading Developing Your Dog Training Skills

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Do You Want to Train Your Dog?

What does a trained dog look like? Do visions of Lassie and Benji prance through your head?  Does your dog embarrass you, or make you proud?  Is she ‘not perfect’ but you’re happy with how she behaves?  Is your dog a vision of trained perfection?  What do you think is ‘good’ dog behavior?  What is… Continue reading Do You Want to Train Your Dog?

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Take A Break Tuesday

You've had a long, difficult work week. Yesterday was Monday for cryin' out loud!  Now it's Tuesday evening and you still need to make it through Hump Day tomorrow and then you're still staring down the barrel of Thursday and Friday before the weekend comes around once more. Take a deep breath, it'll get here. … Continue reading Take A Break Tuesday

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I Also Train Dogs

I have been fortunate to have two (soon to be three) very rewarding careers.  In my first career I trained animals, all kinds of animals:  sea lions, wolves, birds of prey, cats big and not so big, even a porcupine.  I also taught dog obedience classes.  It was a great career when I was younger,… Continue reading I Also Train Dogs