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Dog days of summer 2020

The temperature is rising, sunnier days are afoot and most importantly, Massachusetts is beginning to “reopen”. Summer 2020 is certainly not going to resemble any previous year on the Cape and Islands but everyone wants to get back to “a new normal” as Read More

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Day training- the shortcut to a well behaved dog

Repetition and consistency are the cornerstones of good training. But life frequently disrupts any training routine we try to establish. Day training can be the perfect solution – a guaranteed training session for your dog a few times a week. And the best Read More

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National Train Your Dog Month

Crate Training - Part 2

In the first installment we chose a crate, picked a good location, and started getting pup comfortable in it. Once you’ve completed those steps, you should be able to leave a tired puppy in his crate – with the aim he’ll fall asleep Read More

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National Train Your Dog Month

Crate Training - Part 1

This year is the 10th anniversary for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers’ “National Train Your Dog Month”. What a great way to start the new year – focusing on the benefits of training your canine companion. While we’re sharing some of the Read More

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Dogalogue December 2019

Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones - American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

If you’re in need of a gift idea for the dog lover in your life, you wouldn’t go wrong with this book. Even if they’ve read it, the very considerate thought would be much appreciated. Decoding Your Dog is authored by several leading Read More

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Dogalogue November 2019

The Art of Raising a Puppy - The Monks of New Skete

This is not a book that I’d heard of before one of my students mentioned it in one of my first group classes. It was not (and is still not) a book recommended by positive reinforcement trainers. But many of my students have Read More

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Dogalogue October 2019

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

Oh wow. This was one of those books. You know, the ones that you dread actually finishing? Ok, I did cry before the end of the first chapter but that’s because I knew just how deeply this book was about to touch me. Read More

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Dogalogue September 2019

The Midnight Dog Walkers - Annie Phenix

“Oh no” you think to yourself as you see the sunrise jogger heading your way with yellow Lab bounding along a few steps behind. You scan the environment for a car to hide behind before Fido begins his Jekyll and Hyde transformation. Yes, Read More

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Shocking News

You have a choice! They promise fast results but at what cost? Have you ever paused to consider how the shock, prong or choke collar affects your dog’s behavior?   These devices are designed to curb unwanted behavior in your dog – through Read More

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Positive Reinforcement – what it’s all about.

You’ve just welcomed a beautiful new puppy into your home. He means the world to you and you’d do just about anything for him – including buying the best food available, the latest toys and you’ve signed him up with a snazzy doggie Read More

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