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Kids, Dogs and Responsibility

As the holidays approach, many children will request puppies in their letters to Santa. While there are many reasons why children grow up with dogs, there are also potential cons and risks if proper training and supervision aren’t in place. It is important to think about the dog as the family’s responsibility. Dogs can teach […]

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Dealing with Aggressive Dogs

I was recently walking a client’s dog when a neighbor’s dog escaped from its owner and ran up to us. Unfortunately, this dog began attacking my client’s dog. As I removed my client’s dog from the situation, the other dog bit me. Though it was a small dog, the bite still produced punctures. Upon relaying […]

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Dog Training Tip: Using a Dog’s Name

Humans use names as identifiers. Dogs, however, don’t understand a name as an identifier so much as they view it as another command. Because dogs see their names as commands, it is important we teach what is expected when we give a dog’s name. A dog’s name is the command for “tune in,” meaning the […]