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Phoenix Blog Competition: A Rough Start

Phoenix Blog Competition: A Rough Start

By Kim Jukes  Zeus had a rough start to his days at Fuzzy Friends Rescue in Waco, Texas two years ago. Early one morning, the staff came in to find that someone had thrown a young German shepherd puppy over the ...
Puppy Joint Problems: An Unexpected Detour

Puppy Joint Problems: An Unexpected Detour

By Gail Radtke Porter came into Sam’s life at the age of 8 weeks old as a healthy, happy, and adorable American pit bull terrier pup. Sam had met both Porter’s breeder and his biological mother and could not have ...
Puppies Being Puppies

Puppies Being Puppies

By Sally Bradbury Preventing food guarding at mealtimes is usually pretty straightforward: simply allow puppy to eat in peace. If you have more than one dog, feed them separately and teach them that the presence of ...
A Problem Like ‘Down’!

A Problem Like ‘Down’!

In a training class, I always find that a significant number of dogs (and their guardians, of course) have some trouble when it comes to learning/teaching how to lie down on cue.

Why Teach Lie Down Anyway?

If we can ask our dogs to ...
Phoenix Blog Competition: Blake’s Story – Adopting a Prison Program Dog

Phoenix Blog Competition: Blake’s Story – Adopting a Prison Program Dog

By Rhonda York One of the many things I get to do as a dog trainer is train inmates at the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas in tandem with the Leavenworth County Humane Society. It helps both the ...
Networking for Success

Networking for Success

By Niki Tudge "More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject." - Peter Drucker Networking is an effective way to spread your value ...
Preventing Resource Guarding in Dogs

Preventing Resource Guarding in Dogs

Resource guarding is a dog’s natural tendency to protect valued possessions such as food, toys or resting locations. From a dog’s perspective, the approach of a person or animal is a potential threat to losing the valued possession. The ...

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