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From the Editor

From the Editor

As any animal trainer worth their salt will tell you, always end on a high note. No matter how short the training session, make sure you finish it before the animal gets bored, or tired, or distracted. Or before you do. And ending on a high ...

Editor’s Picks

Just Say No to Saying “NO!”

Just Say No to Saying “NO!”

This article explains why shouting “NO” at your dog is ineffectual and counterproductive, and outlines what you can do ...
Understanding Livestock Guardian Dogs

Understanding Livestock Guardian Dogs

This article discusses the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect livestock predation, with the aim of reducing and, ultimately, ...

Issue Content

Setting Your Dog Up for Success

Setting Your Dog Up for Success

This article reviews the just-published Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Handbook by Linda ...
Why We Should Give Our Cats Choices

Why We Should Give Our Cats Choices

A PPG Member Profile featuring Pet Professional Guild Australia member, Andrea Carne of Cattitude in Cradoc, ...
Examining Training Methods

Examining Training Methods

This article delves into the differences of opinion regarding the philosophical approach and structure toward pet ...
How Your Donations Are Helping the Animals in Ukraine

How Your Donations Are Helping the Animals in Ukraine

By Dr. Marina Bayeva   Dear Supporters, I am happy to bring you the latest update for the Help ...
The Many Benefits of Using a Therapy Dog in Speech Language Pathology

The Many Benefits of Using a Therapy Dog in Speech Language Pathology

This article explains how a speech language pathologist uses therapy dogs in her practice to help clients improve ...
A Beautiful Life with a Visually Impaired Dog

A Beautiful Life with a Visually Impaired Dog

This interview features Lutz, Florida-based trainer Angelica Steinker explaining how she discovered that her new ...
Ensuring Quality of Life for Blind Dogs

Ensuring Quality of Life for Blind Dogs

This article sets out tips for how owners of blind dogs can ensure their canines get to live their best possible ...
Front Door Freakout

Front Door Freakout

This article looks into a dog’s varied emotional states associated with doors and provides three strategies for ...
Naughty Dog Syndrome? Say What?!

Naughty Dog Syndrome? Say What?!

This article discusses reasons why owners may think that their dog is being ‘naughty’ when, in fact, a better ...
Hunting the Elusive Red Dot

Hunting the Elusive Red Dot

This article examines a recent study that explores the downside of laser light pointers in feline play and ...
Ask the Experts: Children and Dog Training

Ask the Experts: Children and Dog Training

This article provides advice on how to keep young children engaged in the family dog training ...
What If My Dog Doesn’t Like You?

What If My Dog Doesn’t Like You?

This article sets out steps you can take to help ensure a smooth introduction between your human-reactive dog and ...

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