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“Off Lead Play Calms My Puppy”. Really?

  To all the puppy/dog owners who think they need an off lead play group, or lots of visits to the off lead park to keep their dog happy, this message is for you! But, off lead play settles my puppy. It calms him down! Really? Does it? If that’s true, ask yourself how well…
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Lefties, Pencil Holders & Punishment

Who remembers being smacked for being left handed? Punishment works, it’s true. I was smacked at school for the way I held my pencil. Did it stop me holding my pencil that way? It did – in front of the teacher, but no, it didn't stop me. Some people are left-handed. They used to be smacked…
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Barking Dogs, Shock Collars & Quick Fixes

  What makes nice people do horrible things to their dog?  Well, barking for one. Barking is the number one complaint in communities. It causes neighbourhood drama and drives owners nuts.  Barking is a very normal thing for dogs to do, much the same as talking is for us. Dogs bark for many reasons: Other…
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Make your dog love you, more!

  Dogs have the amazing ability to love owners through thick or thin! When I think of the crappy training methods I used back in the dark days before I learned how to use reward based methods, I cringe! Dogs love so many things - food, balls, toys, walks, the beach, the park, doggy friends, rolling in…
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