Author Archives: Cheryl Mulick

Paws Assisting Veterans

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We are so happy to have recently become involved with Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE), a non-profit organization based out of the Portland Oregon area which is “dedicated to training service dogs for veterans with mental and/or physical disabilities and to advance public knowledge of service dogs and the essential roles they play.”

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The Master’s Degree Elk Antler Chews

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In addition to providing our students with the best in interactive dog training whether in person or online, we occasionally suggest a particular product that we believe to be outstanding.

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Training Your Dog to Come When Called

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I often hear the complaint that a dog doesn’t come when off the lead. The familiar story often goes like this: “He comes just fine in the house, especially if I have a treat, but outdoors he completely ignores me as if I weren’t there.”  

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How Long Should Each Training Session Be?

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The most important feature of dog training is that it be fun for both dog and owner. Being excited about what you are doing is such a great motivator for all involved!!

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“They Were So Cute, We Had To Bring Home Two Dogs!” …Raising Littermates

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Every year I become good friends and personal coach to families who have taken on the huge responsibility of adopting two dogs at the same time.

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Ditching The Dish & Using Food As A Motivator

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I can’t remember even one case where I believed the ideal feeding arrangement for a dog to be one of free choice. Yes, it is less work to just fill the bowl with dry food once a day.

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Being Aware of Your Dog’s Expression

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It is extremely important to become familiar with your dog’s expressions so that you may be more in tune to what a dog it trying to tell you, and even more important when there are children. They must be taught how to approach a strange dog and how to interact appropriately with the family dog.

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Hyperactivity & Jumping At The Door

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We recently heard from a dog owner in the UK who owns this most adorable Jack Russell Terrier mix named Badger. Badger is now two years old, but when he was younger he actually flunked out of puppy school due to his activity level and excitement level.

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Small Dogs & Marking In The House

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We recently received a question from a gentleman who owns three adult Chihuahua’s, two males and one female. He complained that the males mark on every vertical object in the house including the walls.

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Getting Acquainted With Ali

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Earning the trust of the fearful dog is a slow, gentle process. Basically, the dog determines the pace as you can’t rush or cut corners. A few days ago Ali came to us for training. It’s no secret she was afraid. Her body was stiff with tail tucked.

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