Monthly Archives: January 2016

Guarantees and Time Frames – there are none

I will not guarantee my work, no trainer ethically guarantees his/her work.  Think about it for a moment.  A trainer or behaviorist’s job is to teach dog owners how to change canine/owner dynamics, teach behavior modification, management and safety.  A trainer … Continue reading

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Learning to Live or Learning to be Helpless

(Yes this does tie into animals – no worries – being a dog trainer has made me a better parent, being a parent has made me a better dog trainer). No animal is born knowing right from wrong. They learn … Continue reading

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Breed Does Matter

Is it the breed, the cross, or how you raise the dog? What determines what my dog will become?  It is everything – starting at conception.  What I get in a dog begins with genetics.  I cannot make a Border … Continue reading

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Deadly Trust

One of my early clients tragically lost her dog. He was a sweet boy.  Very responsive, a dream to work with and the owner did her work. We had discussed safety, using leashes on walks, etc. over our sessions.  She … Continue reading

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What Type of Owner are You?

Owners play a significant role in dog training. Which attitudes do you think will have the greatest chances of success? Donna Denial – Donna Denial refuses to see the seriousness of a situation. “Just because my dog bit eight people … Continue reading

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