Posts Tagged “dog training”

APDT RECAPS 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW SUCCESSES

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APDT RECAPS 20th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW SUCCESSES

  Training Professionals Gather in Hartford, Conn. Greenville, SC – The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) recently completed its 20th annual conference and trade show, hosted in Hartford, Conn. October 15th to 18th. There, almost 900 training professionals and pet care specialists from 12 countries gathered to attend and participate in the educational and…

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When your dog is home alone-does all hell break loose?

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When your dog is home alone-does all hell break loose?

by Colleen Demling Separation Anxiety can be very frustrating for new owners of rescue dogs since a dog with SA will often whine, dig, bark, excessively salivate, cause destruction (like scratching at doors, chewing through crates), and/ or pee and poop in the house when the owner isn’t home. The first thing to remember is…

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Witnessing People Treating their Dogs Badly-What Do You Do?

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Witnessing People Treating their Dogs Badly-What Do You Do?

Over the last few years when out in public with my dog I have witnessed people doing questionable things to their own dogs or handling behavioral situations in a way that make me cringe.  For the most part I do not say anything since at times in the past things got a bit heated, particularly…

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You Adopted a New Dog-Congratulations! Now What?

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You Adopted a New Dog-Congratulations! Now What?

by Colleen Demling You adopted a new dog? Congratulations! Your new family member will bring you laughter and love but how you introduce your dog to your house and your life will make a huge difference between success and STRESS! Go Slow-You know your dog has found his forever home but he has no idea who…

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Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin

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Meet Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin

Dr. Sophia Yin knows what it’s like to have a problem pet and nowhere to turn for professional help. And she has witnessed countless fractured relationships between misunderstood pets and their frustrated humans companions. As a result, her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can…

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Mikkel Becker- Born to be an animal lover

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Mikkel Becker- Born to be an animal lover

As the daughter of Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” it was pretty much a given that Mikkel Becker would choose a career working with animals. A skilled dog trainer, Mikkel is an honors graduate of the rigorous and prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA. Mikkel is also a graduate of the…

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