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A Little Doggy “Me Time” this Holiday Season!

Okay, you've unwrapped the pressies, eaten the turkey, spent time with the family, watched endless hours of TV....what next? If you've got the luxury of some time off, why not use the festive period to spend a little more time with your dog, ...

A Cry for Attention

By Lara Joseph Foraging is defined as searching for food. From my observations, however, much more is involved than the mere hunt for food when a parrot carries out this behavior.  I am fascinated with watching ...

The Problem with Shock

By Angelica Steinker It isn’t that shock collar training doesn’t work, because it does. The question is at what price? Some extremely skilled trainers may be able to offset some of the problems shock collars can ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Do Scientists Really Know What They’re Talking About?  

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona *Early bird discount available if you register before January 31, 2020! Session Details: Read More

Opinion: Puppies Are Poor Christmas Gifts

It may be tempting for parents to get a puppy for their kids as a special Christmas gift. We have probably all seen TV programs and holiday movies where that scene played out joyfully on screen. And there was always a happy ending. But ...

Personal Trainer or Dog Trainer? The Case for Day Training

By Veronica Boutelle of PPG corporate partner, dogbiz Frustration over unfinished cases and low client compliance—endemic issues in our industry—often lead us to view clients ...

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