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Teeth and (Cock)tails: Choosing Canine Friends

Today, I’m at home doing some work and trying to get up the nerve to take my dog for a walk in the rain. I hope the weather is better where you are! I thought that while I was waiting around inside I would write up a few blog posts. One topic that comes to …


Deck the Halls: Managing Your Dog During the Holidays

Today, I want to write a little about getting your dog ready for Christmas. In my house, we’ve got the Christmas tree, stockings hung by the chimney with care, and all sorts of other Christmas gear. My wife has a blog that a bunch of people read, and this year a company asked her if …


Getting Around: What Does Socialization Really Mean?

In today’s post, I want to speak a little more about socialization. I’ve written about how almost every dog trainer hates dog parks, but I want to get a little deeper and help people understand what we’re trying to do with socialization. I talk about what not to do, but that doesn’t give a lot …


Ty and Joe Go to the Dogs- Episode 3- How to Socialize A Dog

Socializing a dog may seem like a cut and dry proposition.  In reality, though, most people do it entirely wrong.  Most people erroneously think that exposure to dogs and people is socialization. Or worse, they think that play is socialization.  While play CAN be a component of proper dog socialization there are so many things …


The Biggest Buzz Word in Dog Training

Dog training buzz words There is a big ‘buzz word’ in dog training.  When I say ‘buzz word’ I’m referring to a term that is thrown around with a lot of frequency that is oft-times misused, misunderstood, or mis-applied.  That word is ‘socialization’. And a misunderstanding of this word is ruining a lot of dogs. …

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