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A Tail of Two Rescues: A Dog Adoption Story

I recently had the occasion to work with two separate rescues along the Front Range of Colorado. I adopted a puppy from one, and an older dog from the other. And, I had two very different experiences, including wondering if one could actually call itself a rescue. It...

Why Do Dogs Mark?

Why do dogs mark? As a professional dog trainer, I get a lot of calls from people wondering just that because they have male dogs who mark in the house. They usually call after they are beyond frustrated because they can’t get their dog to stop marking on their...

How do I stop my dog from marking?

Marking complaints are among the top concerns I hear as a dog trainer. Owners don't understand why it is happening, especially when their dog is housebroken. But there is more to it than that. Check out a previous blog on why dogs mark, and then read below to learn...

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...

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Canine Behavioral Specialists

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