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On Raising Puppies to Become Service Dogs

On Raising Puppies to Become Service Dogs

May 31, 2017

The first question out of everyone’s mouth is “How can you let them go?” When I first started raising puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, I didn’t know how…

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The Fearful Dog—Part 2

The Fearful Dog—Part 2

May 24, 2017
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You own a fearful dog. You need to build trust with the dog and help the dog to feel safe. Let’s get started. First, don’t dwell on your dog’s negative…

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The Fearful Dog—Part 1

The Fearful Dog—Part 1

May 17, 2017

Why are some dogs social butterflies and others afraid of their own shadows? Why do some dogs get excited when they see a new person and others shake and hide…

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Caring for Your Elderly Canine

Caring for Your Elderly Canine

May 10, 2017
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It is never easy watching your beloved canine companion grow old. First, their muzzle shows a touch of gray, then you notice they don’t carry themselves with that extra pep…

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Eye Contact and Involvement

Eye Contact and Involvement

April 28, 2017

Direct eye contact is viewed as a threat in the canines’ body language. When two dogs greet, if one makes direct eye contact, hopefully the second dog will look away…

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Glossary of Dog Training Terms

Glossary of Dog Training Terms

March 7, 2017

Are you about to start training your dog, or enroll your pet in a professional trainer’s class? The following dog training terms are commonly encountered, and to give you a…

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Practice Being a Good Leader to Your Dog

Practice Being a Good Leader to Your Dog

February 22, 2017
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What does it mean to be a good leader to your dog? Does it mean that you physically dominate your dog or teach your dog to do what you say…

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Training Your Puppy Before He Trains You

Training Your Puppy Before He Trains You

February 7, 2017
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Our puppy is now three months old and tonight we start a Basic Puppy Class. I can’t wait! We’ve made great strides as far as house training is concerned. If…

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How to Make Progress in Puppy Training

How to Make Progress in Puppy Training

January 27, 2017
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Our puppy has been with us for a couple weeks now. Some things are going better than others, although at this moment I can’t think of one positive thing. He…

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Preparing to Bring Home a New Puppy

Preparing to Bring Home a New Puppy

January 12, 2017
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I didn’t think it would be this hard. Tomorrow I bring my new four-legged friend home. Today’s goal is to get everything I need so that I’m prepared. It’s been…

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