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PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Building Stronger Teams for the Shelter

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Multi-Species Workshop Events in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Sherry Woodard Read More

Pushing and Pulling are for Luggage, Not for Dogs

One of my recent puppy clients was a precocious fellow named Colt. He was hardly bigger than the family cat, and it was the first puppy the family ever had. From day one we covered all the basics of raising a puppy, with an emphasis on ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: How Emotions Impact the Outcome of Your Training 

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Multi-Species Workshop Events in Phoenix, Arizona Session Details: Presenter: Dr. Karolina ...

Training Tips: My Puppy Is a Scaredy Cat

By Sally Bradbury The world can be a scary place for a puppy sometimes, so it is important that we don't put him into situations that he cannot cope with. For example, if your puppy is scared of large chubby bearded ...

Being Social…..and Polite

I have seen many posts on social media recently by dog owners regarding 'out of control' dogs in public spaces. I don't recall this much of an outcry 3, 5 or way back 10 years ago, so is it really warranted? Or is it simply the case that now ...

Mentoring the Next Generation of Trainers

I entered the field of dog training late in life, following my initial career in law enforcement. When I consider the things which made that 30 year career successful a long line of teachers parade through my memory and make me smile.  They ...

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