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DogSmarts 101Recording

DogSmarts 101Recording

During Covid, libraries have been closed and I have been unable to off the wildly popular “Dogsmarts 101” presentation.  A few months ago, I offered this presentation on Facebook live.  Please click here for a link.  Below is a summary of how to create a...
DogSmarts 101Recording

Using Nosework as Enrichment on Rainy Days

K9 Fun Nosework is all about encouraging your dog’s scenting abilities. The beauty of this exercise is that the dog does most of the work. It is very enriching and burns alot of energy. You don’t have to take a class to try it. Jill Marie O’Brien is the founder of...
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How to Reduce Counter-Surfing: Video

I often get client complaints about their dogs jumping on the counter and taking items from the counter.  Here are some tips to manage the environment and teach your dog that the kitchen is NOT the ideal place to get food rewards.  Clear your counters of anything that...
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Taking Dog Aggression Seriously

One of the most concerning phone calls that I handle with potential clients is the dog owner that is in denial about her dog’s aggressive behavior.  Even subtle signs of stress, fear, anxiety, or guarding are big fat red flags indicating that a bite may likely be in...
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How to Help a Fearful Dog

Meet Apollo.  He’s so handsome.  Most of the time he looks confident and strong.  I began working with him on obedience, but quickly discovered that Apollo had some fear issues.  One day at the park and I notice his fear and anxiety toward other dogs, bicycles,...