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That Lightbulb Moment

By Bob McMillan Most of us have had that “ah- ha!” moment when we look at a dog and suddenly see more than a drooling collection of fur, bright eyes and animals instincts; when we realize here is a creature of ...

Ask the Dog!

By Ada Simms Many dog trainers and dog owners probably have a closet full of front attaching or no-pull harnesses. It shows that our interest is about the dogs and their comfort, therefore we experiment. Could we ...

Itchy Dog or Stressed Dog?

By Dr. Naomi D. Harvey The relationship between stress, behavior and animal health is complex and varied. Chronic, long-term stress interacts in various ways with personality type, behavior and immune health in both ...

It’s a Dog’s Life

By Cecilia Sumner Not surprisingly, I love living with dogs. I embrace their essential dogginess. Barking, jumping, digging, hunting, these are all normal canine behaviors. I recognize I need to provide an outlet ...

How to Start A Dog Grooming Career

By Karen, Canine Studies Tutor at Animal Courses Direct, a PPG Corporate Partner Dog grooming can be a wonderful, pleasant experience both for the dog and the groomer. It provides so many benefits and can help ...

Pit Bull Pete: One Dog’s Journey with Fear

By Daniel Antolec  As an accredited professional dog trainer and certified canine behavior consultant I have devoted myself to helping anxious and fearful dogs. My journey on that path began on August 28, 2012 when ...

Banking the Positive

'Banking the Positive' is actually a comment I wish I could take credit for, but it's actually something one of my clients said. She came up with it during a conversation we were having about her dog during some walk and train sessions. The ...

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