Training

Posted on January 17, 2014 by

New Red Cross Pet First Aid App

The American Red Cross has always been a trendsetter in training and support for crises big and small. Just released is their newest app on Pet First Aid. Click here or the picture for more information. Available for both iPhone and Android. It’s a well spent 0.99 cents.

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Posted on August 25, 2012 by

Got Treadmill? Your Dog Might Benefit From Own or Yours for Exercise

What about treadmill training for your dog? It’s sometimes hard to fit in our own exercise and when the weather is too hot or too cold, your dog’s exercise is likely to decrease as well.  If you have a dog, training him or her to walk the treadmill is a great option. You can use your […]

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Posted on January 30, 2012 by

Trainer Tips: Love All Dogs, Not Just Yours

“It drives me crazy: People say they love dogs – and they do love their dog – but what are they thinking? When people purchase from a pet store, don’t they realize they’re perpetuating puppy mills? Look at the bigger picture! Or in New York City, blue French Bulldogs are now a trend, selling for […]

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Posted on January 28, 2012 by

Trainer Tips: Stop That Hurtful Training

“There’s never an excuse to hurt a dog when you train a dog – that is my No. 1 message. No. 2: Force isn’t necessary to train; motivate dogs using treats or toys, or use clicker training. Message No. 3: In my lifetime, we’ve learned much about the benefits of the human/animal bond – an […]

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Posted on January 27, 2012 by

Trainer Tips: Let Dogs Help Your Doctor

“Dogs have an extraordinary capacity to make our lives better in ways we couldn’t have imagined only a few decades ago, from detecting cancers to telling us when there’s a diabetic high or low. [At Canine Assistants, dogs are trained to help people when an epileptic seizure occurs; about 90% of them learn on their […]

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Posted on January 26, 2012 by

Trainer Tips: Accentuate the Positive

“We must stop dominance-based and punitive training methods. There’s no science there, and dogs don’t learn anything except to fear us. Positive training techniques work; not to mention they are more humane, enhancing the relationship with your dog instead of destroying it. If dogs are our best friends, they deserve our kindness and respect. I […]

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