Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why Won’t Anyone Work With My Dog?

This was written about four years ago after receiving a significant number of contacts from people having trouble finding a trainer to fix their dog.  The callers all had a similar theme so I merged them in to one person we will call … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Panic Train

[Please note this was written years ago for the now closed, Sheltie Pacesetter but it is still important today.] Panic is dangerous.  Panic clouds rational thought.  Panic affects our ability to step back and review the source of the information … Continue reading

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Social Butterflies – Socializing beginnings

This was another piece for the local paper – I have expanded on it for the blog.  All pictures are property of Karen Peak, West Wind Dog Training. ____________________________________ Socializing is vital no matter what the species you own.  However, … Continue reading

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A Second Look – Why the Dog Tried to “Eat” the Child

Another piece originally for the newspaper.  Now, I suggest you read this in conjunction with the two “Not Cute” pieces which I will link after this. _____________________________________________________ Recently I was at a busy, pet friendly garden center waiting for my … Continue reading

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Please Growl for Me

This is another piece that was written for the local paper.  As with an earlier blog entry, this covers growling.  Remember, growling is good.  It is needed communication. ______________________________________________________________ Listening to a growl and looking at body language helps me … Continue reading

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S.E.E. To Be Safe

The newly adopted Dachshund was labeled aggressive.  While on walks, the dog charged everything that came within twenty feet.  According to his owner, the dog lunged without warning.  So, I had his owner take the dog for a walk while … Continue reading

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It is Still NOT CUTE

This is the second part of the series I am working on for the local paper.  Part 1 is here. Again, with a blog I can add in things to illustrate what I am trying to write.   One of the … Continue reading

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