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Therapy Dogs: The Therapy of a Wagging Tail

Therapy Dogs: The Therapy of a Wagging Tail

Affection, comfort, and support are the three words that best describe a Therapy Dog. But what exactly is a therapy dog? A therapy dog and their handler are volunteers who comfort individuals in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. Therapy dogs are not Service...

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Do you Talk too Much?

Do you Talk too Much?

I got to thinking this morning about how, like clockwork, any dog that lives with me (boarding and training in Miami, Florida) for more than few days starts to become very, very responsive whenever I call it. I'm a strong believer through experience that its because:...

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Yes, you can pet my puppy!

Yes, you can pet my puppy!

My dog-savvy four year old son is sitting next to me on a park bench finishing his ice cream cone when he notices a couple walking towards us. The man is walking a well mannered, calm leashed black and white adult dog, the woman carrying what looks to be a three to...

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Coping with Fearful Adolescent Dogs

Coping with Fearful Adolescent Dogs

Many dogs who were acquired during the beginning of the pandemic are now adolescent dogs or slightly over a year old. Working with under-socialized, fearful and nervous dogs is nothing new to professional dog trainers like myself, yet seeing this many come through our...

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Calmness Mastered: Capturing the Desired Behavior

Calmness Mastered: Capturing the Desired Behavior

“I want my dog to be calm…” a phrase often heard by professionals in the pet industry. We all know this dog. Biscuit is on their second walk of the day, which was followed by a session of ball and frisbee in the yard, two rigorous rounds of tug o’ war, and a rousing...

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Walk it Out

Walk it Out

One of the biggest client complaints is their dog pulling on the leash. Before we get into different ways to combat this unpleasant behavior, the first thing to remember is...It isn't the dog's fault. Being quadrupeds by nature, dogs walk faster than us and also want...

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Drive: It isn’t about Energy

Drive: It isn’t about Energy

It is standard within the dog world to interchangeably use drive as a term for dogs that are energetic. However, drive isn't about the energy level of the dog, it's about the desire to respond to a reinforcer. There are plenty of medium to low energy dogs that are...

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Let’s Cook for Them!

Let’s Cook for Them!

It's National Cook for Your Pet Day! Not a bad way to start off November as cooking for your pet can actually be very healthy. Since we cater to dogs, the recipe below will primarily for your canine companions. Feel free to remove any vegetables, however, to use it...

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