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  • The Power of Positive

    Sep 13 2017

      One of the things I like best about puppy preschool, and training puppies in general. is that they respond so well to praise and positive direction.  They haven’t learned…

  • Socialization

    Jul 07 2017

    Most everyone will agree that socialization is important for puppies, but what does socialization really mean? When we talk about socialization, we think about exposing your dog or puppy to…

  • Canine Good Citizen

    Jun 13 2017

    The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen program was designed to foster responsible dog ownership and recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in public. When I first…

  • MUZZLED!

    Jun 02 2017

    There is a new movement among trainers and veterinary behaviorists to make the use of basket muzzles more accepted. There is a very negative stigma attached to muzzling, and dogs…

  • What Training Dogs has Taught Me About Dealing With My Teenage Kids

    Apr 19 2017

    Dealing with teenagers is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes I would rather be facing down an aggressive dog than trying to figure out how to deal with my…

  • Congratulations on your new puppy

    Mar 21 2017

    It is exciting to get a new puppy, especially when you have kids, but puppies are a big responsibility and making sure that you are prepared can help ensure that…

  • Our Older Pets

    Mar 14 2017

    This is a great time to be a veterinarian. Thanks to preventative care, improvements in medicine and technology as well as easier access to specialized care, pets are living longer…

  • All Creatures…

    Mar 13 2017

    “All things wise and wonderful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.” -Cecil Francis Alexander I am one of those unusual,…

  • Why Do They Eat Poop?

    Mar 01 2017

    Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?   Before I start, I will warn you that the content of this blog may not be suitable for all ages.  This blog may contain…

  • Herding Cats

    Feb 22 2017

    There was Superbowl commercial in 2006 where cowboys were herding cats. It’s hilarious. (You can check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8 ). Herding cats seems crazy, and the herding cats myth…