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A Reflection on Resolving Reactivity

A Reflection on Resolving Reactivity

A Reflection on Resolving Reactivity The vast majority of my private training clients are dealing with some level of reactivity.   Leash reactivity is something very close to home and personal for me.  I’ve had a long journey with Shayne and her variety of “special features” but over […]

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I Hate Extra Warm Days in Winter

I Hate Extra Warm Days in Winter This past Friday and Saturday, Pittsburgh was gifted with a slight respite from the deep freeze also known as our winter.   Nearly everyone in Pittsburgh rejoiced as we hit the 45 degree mark–I won’t lie, I saw at least […]

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Home Alone, It’s Not Always Fun and Games

Home Alone, It’s Not Always Fun and Games

Home Alone, It’s Not Always Fun and Games I share my home with Shayne, Rio, Bandit (my mom’s dog), Panther, Monty, and Jefferson–plus the occasional foster dog.  It can be a bit much in terms of the number of critters that share the space but I am […]

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The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice During this most recent stretch of frigid (though not quite the ‘extreme cold’ of a month ago), I have had to improvise the activities happening with my mid-day dog walking clients.   It has simply been too cold to spend much time outside, […]

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Puppy Love It might be a “Hallmark Holiday,” but I think the sentiment of celebrating love is a powerful one.  If we placed as much value on love (not just romantic love) as we do on other more superficial things, I think the world would be a […]

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Throwback Thursday–Gotta Buy Into Training

Throwback Thursday–Gotta Buy Into Training

Gotta Buy Into Training–Throwback Thursday Originally posed on 10/18/11 How many times have you heard “I’ve tried everything to get my dog to …”?  I think I must hear something to that effect more than once a week from people inquiring about training or in classes.   People […]

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Bigger is not always better

Bigger is not always better “The more tools you have in your tool box the better.  If you purposely exclude a particular tool and a problem pops up that requires that tool, you won’t be abel to fix the problem.  I’m not one of those cookie pushers […]

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Don’t Be REactive

Don’t Be REactive No, I’m not talking about your dog, I’m talking about YOU!  If I could give students of any dog a handful of “words of wisdom,” this would surely be one of them–be proactive!  Don’t wait until your dog does the unwanted behavior, don’t wait until […]

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Throwback Thursday–V-E-T is Not an Abbreviation For Trainer

V-E-T is not an abbreviation for trainer–Throwback Thursday Originally posted 4/22/11 (has some updates/modifications from the previous version)   I love my vet, while we may not always agree, nutrition-wise, he respects my choices and never gives me a hard time about it.  He is at the […]

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