Category Archives: Confidence

Safe Summer Fun For Your Dog

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Dogs are part of our families, right? It is so enjoyable to be able to include them in summer activities now that we are looking at a few months of superb weather. There are so many places that you can take your well behaved dog.

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The Therapeutic Value of Dogs & Play

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This week we had the privilege to receive Dr. Risë VanFleet in Portland at the Annual Fall Play Therapy Conference. Dr. VanFleet has many credentials in both psychology and dog training, she has worked with therapists and trainers all around the world, and written dozens of books. 

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Dog Holding Up Under Bed Growling

Someone asked my opinion yesterday about their dog who takes cover under the bed and dares the owner to bother him. He also has a tendency to guard his chew bones and act uneasy when the  kids want to give him a squeeze, occasionally offering a warning snap.

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Just Say No to Belly Rubs

When you rub your dog’s belly, you are teaching it to roll over and expose himself. It’s cause and effect through action followed by reward. Why is this a bad idea?? First let us look at the types of dogs that roll over and why.  

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