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The last time we lost a dog  was at the end of November 2011 when our beloved Leonberger, Max who was a month shy of his 11th birthday, departed this earth.  To be nearly 11 was quite an achievement for a dog of his breed because   8 – 10  years is the expected lifespa...

At the end of this blog is a link to  an interesting study and well worth a read. It talks about clients having confidence to use positive reinforcement to train their dogs.

I am always aware that clients who have reactive dogs can  have their confidence worn away by c...

Cropping ears and docking tails is wrong.

I will never accept an argument from anyone who says that there are times when it is acceptable. It isn't. As a recent article in the Washington Post makes clear (click here for the link to the article ) dogs are born with tail...

 Part 1 – Puppies!

There seem to be lots of dogs that yell “stay away!” these days; I seem to encounter them everywhere.

By this, I mean dogs who are leash reactive and who lunge, bark and growl when they are on leash and encounter other dogs.  In my view, it seems to be...

It's no secret that I have an abhorrence of punishment based training. The methods I particularly despise are prong, choke and shock collars. I think though, of all of them, using shock to train a dog is top of my list and something that I will never cease to talk abou...

There are lots of different reasons that people buy fireworks.  Halloween, New Year, Christmas, maybe someone's birthday or another special occasion.  So there's usually a party involved.


Those times may be fun for those taking part but for a lot of dog owners, it...

Are You An “After Dark Dog Walker?”

I wonder how many people reading this can identify with being an After Dark Dog Walker?  I can.  Been there and done that way back in the 80s with one of my German Shepherds. This was many years before I was a trainer and before scien...

These days it seems that no matter how many times statements are put out by Humane Societies, the AVSAB, the SPCA, the Pet Professional Guild and other animal welfare bodies, there are still  number of so called "dog trainers" such as the  Dog Whisperer and those like...

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