Note: If your dog is displaying signs of aggression around food or toys, I recommend you contact a trusted trainer in your area. Dr. Patricia McConnell had a great post on her blog “The Other End of the Leash” last week about...
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A herd of daycare kids walks by our back patio every morning if it’s warm. The kids walk within 15 feet of our door, linked together in a line. My dog is often napping in the morning sunlight as they pass. Ace likes to growl quietl...
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Last month I wrote about training walks vs. fun walks with your dog. If you haven’t had a chance to add your input yet, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I asked four questions: Do you expect your dog to “heel” all the time wh...
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It still feels like winter here, and that’s OK. I love winter. The parks and paths are quieter. Fewer people and dogs venture out. Josh and Ace and I visited a favorite Minnesota state park on Sunday. A quiet park, where we’r...
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Note: If your dog is showing aggression, do not hesitate to hire a respected trainer in your area for help. Every situation is unique. Will feeding your dog a raw diet make him aggressive? No, of course not. This is a just another myth ...
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Dogs and kids? Hell no! I came across a Boston terrier rescue group that will not adopt out dogs to homes with children under age 8, according to its adoption application. Yikes? No kids? I understand that all dogs, including Boston terr...
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So you’re out for a walk with your dog … I’m asking the following questions out of curiosity. I don’t know the best answers. 1. Do you expect your dog to “heel” all the time while she’s on a leas...
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Note: This is the second post in a series on how to get a dog. The series will focus on adopting a dog from the pound, adopting a dog from a shelter, adopting a dog from a rescue group, adopting a dog through Craigslist, buying a puppy f...
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I follow the blog Mark’s Daily Apple, a site about primal living in a modern world. Mark had a post yesterday on 10 psychological hurdles keeping you from losing weight. As I was reading them, I thought, these apply to dog training...
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You know I love those damn Flexi leashes. I don’t know how many times a month my dog and I quietly walk by some oblivious Flexi owner whose dog suddenly goes psycho, lunging and choking itself, practically ripping the plastic from ...
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