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10 Steps for a Happy Office Dog

10 Steps for a Happy Office Dog

This article provides suggestions and advice for ensuring your dog feels safe and happy as an office dog, as well as pointing out the signs of stress to look out for     By Chantal Hughes We know there is a link between ...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This article relates the impact the pandemic had on one professional dog trainer’s business and how it empowered her to make life-changing decisions about her future – both personally and professionally     By Gail ...

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Car Woes: A Tale of Botched Socialization

Car Woes: A Tale of Botched Socialization

This article tells the tale of Huckleberry, a dog fearful of riding in the car, and the importance of moving at the dog’s pace when engaging in a DS/CC protocol     By Karen ...
How to Manage Dogs with a High Prey Drive

How to Manage Dogs with a High Prey Drive

This article examines what prey drive means, identifying motivations, and adapting the Predatory Motor Sequence to ensure dogs still get the opportunity to perform innate behaviors     By ...
Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

This article discusses the importance of ongoing training, learning, and enrichment for dogs, from puppyhood through to old age, and provides suggestions for fun games and activities     By ...
Fear of Dogs: Expert Tips for Trainers

Fear of Dogs: Expert Tips for Trainers

This article discusses learning to understand how a fear of dogs develops, and presents some strategies that will gradually help reduce that fear     By Stefani M. Cohen ...
Please Don’t Touch

Please Don’t Touch

Susan Claire shares a tale of nature versus nurture based on her experiences with Zia, whose reluctance to be touched led her to seek a behavioral consult to help snap her out of the training impasse she suddenly found herself in
Canine Communication and Social Behavior

Canine Communication and Social Behavior

Susan Nilson and Niki Tudge highlight the importance of dog training and behavior professionals being fluent in reading canine communications so they can understand a dog’s emotional state at any given moment in any given context, as well as be able to educate owners when a dog is experiencing a negative emotional state, such as fear, stress, or anxiety
Thinking Outside the Shelter

Thinking Outside the Shelter

Behavioral services for companion animals can be so resource intensive that shelter administrators may consider in-house behavior programs to be a luxury rather than a necessity.

When shelter leadership does take a chance on starting ...

Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

According to the most recent report issued by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) (2019), dog parks “are among the fastest growing park amenities in the combined parks systems of the 100 largest US cities. There are currently 810 dedicated dog ...

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