Sirius Training, Serious Fun!
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Younger is not better!

Younger is Not Better! Why it is critical for puppies to stay with their moms and littermates until they are at least 8 weeks of age!   First of all, let’s make this incredibly clear… AHEM… In Pennsylvania (and many other states) it is “unlawful” to buy or sell

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Unlikely Allies–responsible breeders and rescuers

Unlikely Allies How responsible rescue and responsible breeders could work together to improve the state of dogs and the shelter system   Go ahead and get your gasps, shouts of “blasphemy,” and freak outs out of the way, I’ll wait… … … … Okay, now that that’s

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Littermate Syndrome

Littermate Syndrome

Double the Fun or Triple the Trouble? The scoop on littermate syndrome!   I will admit it, if there was a Puppy Addicts Anonymous organization, I would be President and meeting leader. “Hi, I’m Tena and I’m a puppy addict.” I love puppies–I don’t just love puppies,

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Hard Decisions in Responsible Rescue and Sheltering

Hard Decisions in Responsible Rescue and Sheltering

Hard Decisions in Responsible Rescue and Sheltering   Imagine for a minute that I have this awesome car.  This car gets amazing gas mileage, although it only has front wheel drive, it handles beautifully in the snow, it is small enough to fit in those tight parking

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The Power Of Classical Conditioning

The Power Of Classical Conditioning Over the years, one of the things I have heard over and over again from people use utilize aversive training tools like shock collars and prong collars is that their dogs love these devices and they get excited when they are presented.  They justify

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Throwback Thursday–My Best Advice…

Best Advice I can Possibly Give… “Be your dog’s advocate.” That is, I think, the best advice I can give to people with dogs. “Be your dog’s advocate!” That is, I think, the best advice I can give to people who are handling dogs with a variety of

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Hey! That’s Not Dominance!

Hey!  That’s Not Dominance! I regularly get asked questions from dog guardians that are worried about their dog being dominant (this happens more often than I would like to mention).  They are often genuinely concerned because they’ve either heard a T.V. personality or a friend say that

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Fearful Fourth of July

Fearful Fourth of July

Fearful Fourth of July I spent this weekend prepping for the mayhem that will be the fourth of July.  Five of our neighbors are very big into fireworks and we have, what seems like, a 2 hour show every 4th by the time they are all finished.

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Trigger Stacking–“but he’s normally fine!”

Trigger Stacking–“but he’s normally fine!” Recently I found myself on a short road trip. During part of the trip I was driving on a bridge over a body of water.  This particular road actually has two bridges–the northbound bridge has three lanes, while the southbound bridget has

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Best Books For Understanding Reactivity (Squidoo)

Best Books For Understanding Reactivity (Squidoo) Just yesterday I published another Squidoo article I thought you would like to read or be linked to.  You can get a quick preview from the screen shot below! Get reviews/synopsis for 5 of my most frequently referenced and suggested books

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