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Dogs Today are affected by many stressors.

Ever have one of those days where things just don’t go as planned? You start your day as usual, but encounter an unexpected traffic jam on your morning commute. So you try to get some work done with a few phone calls, but your cell phone cuts out at the [...]

Dogs Today are all for recycling

   It’s all about perception. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I’m not suggesting you empty out your trash cans and let your dog have at it, but I am suggesting we take a look at items that are already destined for recycling and figure out [...]

Dogs Today function better with social distancing

In light of all that it going on in our world, our dogs are the ones that will continue to benefit from social distancing.   Social Distancing is Nothing New For many, learning the term “social distancing” is new.  However, the concept is actually not. The first known use started [...]

Dogs Today Need to Warm Up

What would happen if a track star began their race without warming up their body first, or a concert pianist gave a performance without warming up their fingers on the keyboard?  They would be setting themselves up to get physically hurt or give a performance that was less than stellar.  [...]

Dogs Today are Selfish

Given the chance, they will go for gold.  It’s rarely 70% effort.  When chasing a squirrel, how often do you see a dog trotting after one?  I’d say never.  When playing with another dog friend, we marvel at the speed dogs exhibit, and the energy they so freely expend.  It’s [...]

Training a dog can be so frustrating!

This behavior drove me crazy this morning!  You may be thinking, "What behavior?  I see two dogs calmly resting in the grass.  How lovely."  Well, it's what happened BEFORE this picture that was pushing my buttons.  We had just come back from our morning walk and play time in the [...]

PTSD of a Dog Attack

My dog got attacked yesterday.  We hadn’t even left our own driveway.  I saw the dog walking toward us from across the street and didn’t know it was going to be so awful that I would blank out a portion of it from my memory.  He wasn’t racing toward us, [...]

Why Should I Attend a Puppy Class?

Believe it or not, dogs have the intelligence of a 2-3 year old child and can learn upwards of 200-300 words. Not that they are completely equal to children, but their development is surprisingly similar. So let's think about this - given the option, most parents are sending their 2-3 [...]

Amazing!

We recently adopted a 40 lb, nine year old pointer-mix from the San Diego Animal Shelter (with no info on her background) and needed help seeing how she was with socialization and training.  Our dog had been very well trained by someone and has a sweet disposition, but has trouble [...]

I Would Recommend Her to Anyone

Julie is an amazing dog trainer. She not only works with the dog on basic obedience, she works with the humans when it comes to positive training techniques. She is very hands on with the 1 on 1 training and slowly introduces the dog to new environments. She also tells [...]

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