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The Power of Desensitization

Desensitization is a tool I use in my armory virtually every day - it's ultra powerful, versatile and it works well, that is IF it's applied correctly!  Here I'm going to take a look at this 'behaviour fixer' in a bit more detail because if ...

Ideas for Touch Signs to Use

By Debbie Bauer You can give touch cues in many ways - you can use your hands, your feet, your body, your breath, the equipment you use with your dog, an extended touch stick, etc.  Any way that you can make contact ...

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Adoption is a popular option among many families who wish to bring a dog into their lives. Sometimes, their goal may be to adopt a specific breed. Science Daily defines “A dog breed ...

Pet Professional Guild Response To Joint Industry Code of Conduct

Official Pet Professional Guild (PPG) response to the announcement (September 11, 2018) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and the ...

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