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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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The Strained Shelter and Rescue System

The Strained Shelter and Rescue System

Fixing the Strained Shelter System Before we can begin to address the strains on the shelter/rescue system, we have to identify what is contributing to it (if not directly causing it). Before trying to identify contributing factors or causes, it’s important do define what the problem really

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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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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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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–Social Pressures for Perfection…

Throwback Thursday–Social Pressures for Perfection…

Social Pressures for Perfection…throwback thursday Originally posted 8/28/12 Who would have thunk that peer pressure would have such a drastic effect on dogs. No, I’m not talking about dog-dog peer pressure, I’m talking about the pressure that GUARDIANS feel from society. Friends, family members, strangers on the

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First SJC Social Walk!

First SJC Social Walk! Have you been wanting to get your dog working in the real world with their obedience skills?  Are you looking for safe situations to socialize your dog with other dogs in low-key manners?  Do you have a well managed reactive dog who is

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Puppy Socialization List pt2–Travel’n Man

Puppy Socialization List pt2–Travel’n Man It’s been a week since I brought the little man home and he has continued to improve in a lot of respects.  Some things, like potty training, are going amazingly well–darn near perfect actually.  He is also showing less reactivity towards people.

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