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Canine Enrichment with Scent Detection

Canine Enrichment with Scent Detection

By Emily Coleman In early November 2022, my dog Deja and I journeyed off to the sunny climes of Crystal River, Florida, in search of adventure! And odor … By this I mean we attended the Pet Professional Guild’s three-day Scent and Scentability workshop.    Expert detection-dog handlers ...
Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom of The Sophisticated Dog

Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom of The Sophisticated Dog

Join Niki Tudge and PPG Canine Division Chair Judy Luther to Chat & Chuckle with Irith Bloom. Irith is the owner of The Sophisticated Dog and offers virtual, online training for dogs and other pets.   Listen to the Podcast with Irith Bloom here on your choice of ...

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The Harness Is Coming – Run for the Hills!

The Harness Is Coming – Run for the Hills!

  I often wonder why some of us expect our dogs to miraculously accept collars, harnesses, leashes, and the like. After all, dogs are not born with these alien contraptions attached to their person! But some of this gear must ...
Sniff for Calm and So Much More!

Sniff for Calm and So Much More!

Congratulations to Kris Whipple! This post won first prize in the 2022 Canine Scent Writing Competition. Of all the canine behaviors that I teach, calm is the most valuable. Calm dogs are less likely to bark, jump, mouth, lunge, pull or ...
Dog Speak: The Language of Barking

Dog Speak: The Language of Barking

  At a recent public event I attended, the question asked most by companion dog owners was, "How do I get my dog to stop barking?" As professionals, of course, the first thing we want to do is ask more questions. "When does the dog ...
Socializing Puppies to Other Animals

Socializing Puppies to Other Animals

  Dog guardians these days tend to be fairly aware of the crucial importance of socialization. These include the interactions a young puppy will have with people in his/her immediate family, people outside the family, and people ...
The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

The Impact of Canine DNA Testing: Mapping the Future

  In May 2016, Embark launched its comprehensive pet genetic test in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. According to Embark’s website, the test will track “over 200,000 genetic markers, ...
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 required     By Anna ...
Why Do Deaf Dogs Bark?

Why Do Deaf Dogs Bark?

By Morag Heirs   Barking is a form of communication for all dogs so it is important that we spend some time thinking about why our dogs might be barking. Are they anxious, over-excited, upset, fearful, thrilled, frustrated? ...
The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

The Value of Non-Verbal Communication

By Angelica Steinker   Consent testing is an informal experiment which allows a dog to offer consent regarding a specific situation. Via her body language the dog communicates a yes or no response. This information is used ...