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Portland Blog Competition: Changing a Dog’s View of the World

By Kathleen Godfrey  As a trainer, my goal is to help to help both dogs and their guardians have the best possible life together. New client Angie heard about me through a friend I’d helped the friend work with a ...

‘Spring Clean’ Your Relationship!

Spring's here (almost), the weather's improving, the mud's drying, the morning's are getting lighter and the day's longer and you just feel better.  So why not use this time to think about how you and your dog work together? It's a great time ...

Portland Blog Competition: Conflict vs. Cooperation

By Marie Selarque 

At the time of writing, Bix was almost 8 months old and was staying with me for board and train. The focus of his training was jumping and biting, but the truth is, he taught me as much as I taught him. ...

Dog Adoption, Done Right

Dog adoption is near and dear to my heart, and one which, hopefully, leads to a celebration that lasts for the life of the pet. The main concern I have heard people express is that adopting a dog is likely to result in dealing with “issues” ...

An Allegory: What Happens if a Dog is Punished for Having a Phobia?

By Sandra Machado
Johnny is five years old and he is a great kid. He is loving, does very well in school and absolutely ...

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