Keeping Your Dog Healthy & Happy During the Winter

GDA57: Keeping Your Dog Healthy & Happy During the Winter

Winter can be a long and cold season. With temperatures dipping there are lots of concerns and considerations you need to be aware of with your dog. Although some breeds are able to tolerate the extreme cold because they’re really bred for that, not all breeds can endure it. To keep your pets happy during this season, they…

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10 New Years Resolution to Make with Your Dog

GDA56: 10 New Years Resolution to Make with Your Dog

Happy new year everyone! This is the time of year where we all reflect on what we’ve done and plan for the year ahead. We vow to stop some things, while make resolutions to start up some new habits. Just about everyone does this with our personal and professional lives, however we seldom include our…

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Dog Group Interactions

GDA55: Dog Group Interactions

Socialization with your dog is something you should be continually doing throughout your dog’s life. However, there can be limitations or restrictions in socializing your dogs and one of those is the dog’s interaction in group settings. Understanding what the dogs are doing and how they feel about the activity is important for both safety and…

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Treatment vs. Management

GDA54: Treatment vs. Management

The first thing that you need to determine when you have a problem behavior with your dog is whether the situation calls for treatment or management. It’s a very important distinction that many people get wrong and one that causes much frustration. In this episode I teach you the difference between treatment and management and…

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Learning from Your Dog

GDA53: Learning from Your Dog

In life, we learn a lot of things from different places, different people we meet, different circumstances and different experiences we go through. Having Hayley in my life has taught me many things. She’s now 14 years old and I really treasure all the time that I have her. We train our dogs in order to…

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Understanding Your Dog's Perspective

GDA52: Understanding Your Dog’s Perspective

Do you think it’s possible to read your dog’s mind? Now some may that it’s not really necessary. I’ve seen people who look like they can read their dog’s mind or at least read the dog’s behavior, especially when the dog has been with them for a while. I believe understanding your dog is essential in order to…

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Small Dog Training

GDA51: Small Dog Training

One of the things I have observed in working with dogs as a trainer is that small dogs are treated more like babies compare to big dogs. Most people think that dogs are so cute and cuddly that many deal with small dogs like toys or stuff toys. This is very true especially with their owners. Yes,…

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Dog-Dog Relationships

GDA50: Dog-Dog Relationships

In getting a dog, people are excited to socialize their dogs with other dogs and some would want to get another dog too. However, when their dog is introduced to another dog and to more dogs, that’s when they see some behavior issues. Let’s try to compare this with humans. As humans, we don’t really…

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Dog Fact or Fiction

GDA49: Dog Fact or Fiction

Working with dogs throughout the years including rescue dogs, I have seen many things that people believe regarding dogs. Those beliefs affect how people train their dogs and also how they deal with dogs other than the ones they own. Now, those can be fact or fiction. However, if the belief is a fiction, people…

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Client Case Studies

GDA48: Client Case Studies

People with dogs should know that they should train their dogs from the time they get them and the training is lifelong. I find it unbelievable that many dog owners don’t really practice that. What happens when you get a dog and not train him? Behavior issues come out and your dog can become unpredictable.…

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