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Do You Use a Shock Collar?

I get questions all the time about the collars I use in my dog training, mostly: “Do you use a shock collar?” “Do you use a choke chain?” I’m glad I am asked that, and I am glad to answer. More recently I had a woman ask about the shock collar because she had visited...

3 Reasons Your Dog Chews and How to Stop It

Anyone who has had a puppy knows the pain of losing something they valued because of chewing. And, chewing isn’t limited to just puppyhood- for some dog owners, they live with ongoing chewing, and it is one of the biggest complaints I receive as a dog trainer....

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

How to choose a dog trainer for your puppy or rescue can be tricky. There are lots of philosophies out there and you may not even know what methods are being used to know what you agree with or not. Here are the tips I suggest for how to choose a dog trainer to best...

3 ways to save money on vet care

As a pet owner, I have had my fair share of vet visits. Especially with 6 dogs (at one time) and a cat. Out of necessity, I have discovered ways to save money on veterinary visits and wanted to share them with you, as it is never ok to NOT provide medical care....

Has your dog been labeled “Dog Aggressive”?

I was recently called to the home of a woman and her teen son. She was having a problem with her “dog aggressive” Boxer/American Bulldog mix. As she explained Zoe’s behavior to me, I said a quick prayer that I may be able to help her. Even after nearly twenty years in...

Canine Behavior: Signs and Symptoms That Your Dog Is In Pain

Is your dog hurting? When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss it. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete...

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Canine Behavioral Specialists

Achieving balance between humans and their canine counterparts through a pack-oriented philosophy.