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Ouch!

So let's talk Puppy Biting! Puppies are snuggly, cuddly, adorable, balls of fluff and TEETH! Puppy biting concerns are high on the list of inquiries I get for puppy training. Having raised many puppies, I truly understand my clients concerns, and pain. Ouch! I know this is not what puppy...

Learning to Soar

A number of years ago, I had decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and learn to pilot glider airplanes. Gliders, or sailplanes, are slim-line engineless air planes that rely on warm air lift and air currents to stay aloft. Gliders are generally towed up into the sky by another plane...

The Stubborn Myth – Debunked!

Nothing gets me jumping up on my soap box faster than one of my students claiming that their dog won’t pay attention, learn something that they are trying to teach or respond to their “command” because their dog is stubborn. Those of you who have taken one of my classes...

Mine! Understanding Resource Guarding

© By Linda J. Brodzik, Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist WHAT IS RESOURCE GUARDING? Dogs may guard food, bowls (even when empty), bones, toys, and locations (such as their bed, your bed, a favorite piece of furniture or a location in the house). Dogs may also guard seemingly unimportant items...

Helping Home Alone Anxiety – Relief from the suffering is possible!

What is Isolation Distress (Separation Anxiety)? Dogs who suffer from Separation Anxiety (Isolation Distress) are having a true panic attack. They become panicked and uncontrollably anxious when left home alone. Owners may feel that their dog just needs to “get a grip,” but for dogs suffering from Separation Anxiety the panic...