Want To Better Understand How Your Dog Learns?

Do you want to better understand how your dog learns? Are you familiar with Pavlov or Skinner? Maybe “Pavlov’s dogs” or a “Skinner Box”? Do you know how they have influenced the dog training methods that are around today? Yes? No? Either way you will want to watch this video to understand more about them […]

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Is Your Dog Stubborn?

Does your dog do what he wants? I was emailing with a client the other day when I asked her how training was going.  She said it was going well.  Her dog is a fast learner but still a bit stubborn sometimes. After reading that I had an epiphany!  It’s not that our dogs are […]

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My First Book Is A Best Seller!

I have recently published my first book, The Secret To Getting Your Dog To Do What You Want. I am so excited to say that it is a Best Seller on Kindle! (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, just a Kindle App or the Amazon Kindle Cloud which works right on your computer). […]

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Interview With Dr. Jean Dodds About Thyroid

Mattie had low thyroid or Hypothyroidism. Finding this out and putting him on medication made a HUGE difference temperament wise and really helped him.  It is a major problem that is not talked about or recognized by veterinarians or trainers enough.  That being the case when I saw this interview I knew I had to share! Dr. […]

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You Knew Him As Mattie But To Me He Was Mattie-Matt

The dog who changed my life passed away on Saturday March 30th.  I felt him take his last breath. I noticed he was sick on Tuesday and he died on Saturday.  It was too short and yet I am eternally grateful for the extra time we got to spend together. I keep wondering if maybe […]

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A Study On Vaccinations

As many of you know I am a huge proponent of titer testing your pets rather than annually vaccinating. I have been getting Mattie titer tested for almost 10 years and he is still immune from his puppy vaccinations. Here is an interview of Dr. Ronald Schultz (a supporter of titer testing) given by Dr. […]

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Arrow Dog Training

I am honored to be a feature contributor on one of my fellow ABC Trainer’s blog, Arrow Dog Training. It is my story of where I started training with my first dog Sydney, how it all changed with Mattie and how Ryder is reaping the rewards!  It is also helps me to remember that ultimately […]

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Training with “Shaping”

I am honored to have fellow trainer Dawn Archer Pizzoferrato, owner of Arrow Dog Training located in Michigan, to be a contributor to my blog.  She is a clicker training specialist and she shares a really special story with us!  Please check out her Facebook page or her website  www.arrowdogtraining.com to learn more about her! […]

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Stay. Come? Debating If This Dog Training Technique Is The Best Way To Go.

Recently I took a training workshop with my puppy, Ryder.  I enjoy taking dog training classes with other instructors it helps to keep me on my toes and to be accountable to my own training.  Yes, just like my clients, I can I get lazy in my training – I am human after all. The […]

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DOG TREAT RECALL!!

When buying chicken treats for your pup you want to be really careful about where the product is made. The chicken that is used to make treats in China is only the toxic chicken that is not fit for human consumption. Please think twice before buying these.   A voluntary recall is being made by […]

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