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Goals in Dog Training: Outcome or Behavior – Which Do You Control?

By Niki Tudge One of the most common mistakes we see dog training professionals make is to try to impart their goals upon their clients. For example, you may feel that pet dogs should behave in a certain way, have ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Tell Me Who You Are – Understanding the Individual Dog

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Suzanne Clothier Session ...

Phoenix Blog Competition: Mookie’s Tale

By Kim Geisert The gray and white male pit bull was covered in blood. It was flowing down his face, running from the punctures in his forelegs and neck, and streaming from where the tip of his ear had been severed. ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Canine Welfare – What Is It and How Do We Measure It?

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Dr. Lisa Gunter Session Title: ...

Dog Trainers: Still Here to Help – Virtually!

Progressively, over the last couple of months, I have seen my client contact change dramatically. Classes, in-person 1-to-1 training sessions, day training, board and train etc...all of this physical, hands-on work has had to end due to ...

Message Received!

By Suzanne Clothier At the heart of any relationship is communication. On so many levels, how effectively we communicate plays a huge role in the quality, tenor and overall success of a relationship. As psychologist ...

E-Fence Fallout

By Daniel Antolec My clients Maggie and George* had both grown up with dogs. Now, as a married couple, they were ready for a puppy of their own. In 2009, they bought a house with a large lot that was ideal for a dog ...

Tips to Help Your Reactive Dog

As a certified canine behavior consultant I enjoy working with “reactive” dogs. Yes, I said enjoy. Helping a dog and their guardian overcome this common behavioral issue is truly joyful for everyone involved. This is a long ...

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