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Double Asset or Double Trouble?

There comes a time in many dog owner's lives where the thought is sprung.... 'I wonder if Fido would like a friend?' Inextricably bound with the idea are feelings of excitement, guilt, worry because there are so many aspects to consider if ...

Behavior Suppression Is Not the Same as Behavior Modification

By Jenny Efimova Reactive behavior is the tip of the iceberg. It’s what we see: the lunging, the barking, the snarling, the growling, etc. It’s what’s above the surface and it’s what we often want to stop. What we ...

Lawn Chemicals and Dogs

Spring is a time when people work and play on their lawns. It is also when many folks apply weed killers. I did so for years and thought nothing of it.  Then in 2016 I read an article in a local newspaper and learned that a nearby village was ...

How to Make the Transition to Full-Time Dog Pro

By Veronica Boutelle of PPG corporate partner, dogbiz If your dream is to work with dogs for a living but you’re still toiling full time outside the dog industry, or juggling ...

10 Ways To Improve You and Your Dog’s Behavioral Relationship

Sometimes we get a little stuck in a rut, same old, same old - its easy, life is fast, time is hard to come by.  Have you ever sat and thought about your relationship with your dog?  Too often it's only when things go wrong that we ...

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