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  • Training Terminology: What it all means!

    As I read through some of the old posts, I find I am using dog training terms and verbiage without really ever having explained them or for that matter defined them. Bad Trainer! Well, we are going to take care of that right here and now. We are...

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  • Great Couple of Posts from a Pro on Thunder Storm Phobias….

    OK if you don't know who Patricia McConnell is well, you can thank me later for the introduction. She is one of the best (in my not so humble opinion) in the field of dogs and dog training. Today I want to share a two part post from her on the subject...

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  • Soccer Team And Shock Collars

    OK I try and share this video about once a year to show through humor and visual proof... That yes e-collars are painful... I am not throwing rocks at glass houses, and truly believe that there are no bad tools in dog training but there are plenty of...

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  • Personality or Behavior???

    I get phone calls every day asking if I can fix this problem or can I get a person’s dog to quit doing this or that. It kind of reminds of a bumper sticker I saw recently which said “I am a beautician not a magician.” Don’t get me wrong, as a...

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  • Will I Always Have to Use Treats?

    This is a common question that rarely gets a complete answer, and to give you the best answer, this post will be a little heavy in terms and psycho-babble…I’ll apologize up front, but I have a BA in Psych from KU (Rock Chalk!) So, training in a positive...

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  • Teaching a Dog That Touch is Good :-)

    OK had a client this morning with a Jack Russel Adult that would get overstimulated when getting pets and then very quick get frustrated and growl (no biting but scary to the owners and I am sure for those doing the petting)... Many of you know I am the...

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  • Could Spaying and Neutering Dogs Affect Aggression???

      This is why research is so important!!!   OK, many years ago we had a huge problem here in America with unwanted pets and irresponsible breeding of dogs... This led to over populations in our shelters and massive loss of life from having to put...

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  • POTTY TRAINING PART 3 (Bells and cleaning up messes)

    This post will discuss how to clean up accidents, when they do occur and how we train our dogs to use bells to tell us they have to go outside! Make sure that you clean any accidents quickly and thoroughly; if not the dog may go back to the scent, using...

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  • Where to go? Potty Training part 2

    As anyone who has gone through potty training with a little boy understands, if they get busy doing something "important" accidents will happen. We know as parents we need to stay on them asking continually if they have to go, but we get busy, they get...

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  • New Class to Keep Kids and K9’s Safe and Happy

    Class taught at Shawnee Mission Medical Center You made it through the pregnancy and infancy but now the family dog is having to deal with a child who is mobile! Many times, the real interaction issues with dogs and kids occur when a child’s mobility...

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