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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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  • Emergency Whistle… Recall 103

    Ok, now you have a dog who is recalling to their name on a regular basis, and quite frankly, you are pretty darn proud of you self, until…Yep it happens to all of us, the dog gets too far away or something really interesting pops up, like that squirrel...

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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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  • 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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  • New Class For Expectant Families with Dogs

    Class taught at Shawnee Mission Medical Center!!! Babies Don't Bark: Learn how to prepare your dog for baby’s arrival, understand dog body-language basics, and solve attention-seeking behavior. This class clears up myths, emphasizes realistic...

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  • So you adopted a Dog, What now :-) ???

    So, you have this little ball of fluff or maybe an older dog from the shelter, now what? What should you expect? Well that is simple, a lot of work and some definite changes 😊 First off, understand there is a honeymoon period… For the first 2 weeks...

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  • Is my style, the right fit for you???

    Many times, when I start working with clients, they become frustrated with the fact I don’t immediately start working on the problems they have called the office about… Dog that jump on house Guests Dog that pull-on leash Outside Dog that...

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  • Luna’s Life, a Dog and a Trainer 3/1/17

    Luna update: She is coming home Thursday the 2nd after my beginner class but here is where we are as of now :-) ***** Ok so as this blog series unfolds, you need to understand that some of the dog training tips are very time sensitive and if followed...

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