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Ask the Experts: How to Break Up With a Client

Ask the Experts: How to Break Up With a Client

  by Veronica Boutelle   Dear dogbiz, I pride myself on being able to work effectively with my clients, even when it’s tough. And generally, that’s what happens. Recently, however, I’ve been working with a new client and it’s become increasingly challenging.  There have been some ...
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 understanding of the dog’s emotional state, breed instincts, and motivation is ...

Rethinking Your Use of Canine Scent Knowledge and Skills

A few years ago, we hosted Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs to present a couple of back-to-back workshops at our training business in Tampa, FL. One of these workshops was ...

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Case Study: From Reactive to Relaxed

Case Study: From Reactive to Relaxed

By Dr. Sheryl L. Walker Of all my years studying animal behavior and consulting with individual clients and animal shelters, there was one case in particular that stood out, partly because it featured two incredibly dedicated guardians. Ironically, it was also one of my most complex ...
Stress-Free Car Travel with Your Dog

Stress-Free Car Travel with Your Dog

Just recently I've helped several owners with dogs who've developed real aversions to car travel. Definitely this hasn't been helped by not going places in the car during lockdown. Maybe these dogs haven't set foot in the car at all but now they're expected to just jump right in. But what ...
BARKS News – June 2021

BARKS News – June 2021

Listen to the June 2021 edition of BARKS News! Highlights include: Geek Week 2021 - Registration now open! Early Bird discount available till July 31, 2021 Geek Week presenters + sponsor opportunities Geek Week scholarships Two new PPG corporate partners: PocketSuite and Pet Pro ...
It’s All in the Management

It’s All in the Management

By Dr. Morag Heirs When you are dealing with a deaf puppy or an adolescent deaf dog in a rescue environment, mouthing and nipping is often high on the list of problem behaviors. Do deaf dogs and puppies mouth, nip or grab more than hearing dogs? The honest answer here is that we just do ...
Empowerment for a Better Quality of Life

Empowerment for a Better Quality of Life

By Miki Saito When looking after a blind dog, it is vital to know his abilities as well as his challenges so we do not limit his world any more than necessary. Blind dogs still need to explore and achieve things on their own. All we have to do is set up their environment differently and ...
BARKS Podcast with Ken MacLeod of My Positive Pup: June 4, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Ken MacLeod of My Positive Pup: June 4, 2021

Ken MacLeod of My Positive Pup chats about the incredible results he got with his reactive puppy Scooter via positive reinforcement training and how they inspired him teach others. Listen to Podcast here on a choice of platforms. Or simply click ‘Play’ below. Ken MacLeod KTA CTP of My ...
BARKS Podcast with Rain Jordan of The Fearful Dogs Project: May 29, 2021

BARKS Podcast with Rain Jordan of The Fearful Dogs Project: May 29, 2021

Join Niki Tudge and Rain Jordan of The Fearful Dogs Project, as they discuss how the initiative helps dogs -- and the humans who care for them -- move beyond fear and enjoy their lives together with as little distress, and as much joy. as possible. Listen to Podcast here on a choice of ...
Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

By Andrea Carne “Play with your cat more – and give him a meaty diet…” I wouldn’t be surprised if variations on this kind of advice has been given by vets and cat behavior consultants over the eons. And indeed, in addition to being supportive of feline well-being in general, a new study ...
Alone Training

Alone Training

By Don Hanson Dogs are social animals, and most will actively seek out our companionship. They can quickly become accustomed to having their people around all the time (especially during these pandemic times when many of us are spending more time at home than usual), but this is not a ...