All posts by: Lisa Skavienski

When I was asked to review the now available online program, Nailed It! A course in Canine Nail Care, I was happy to accept the assignment.  I was eager to see the latest educational project Lori had been working so...
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Dog Play and Cognitive Biases A good percentage of our training clients at Dog Educated have dogs with barrier frustration, resulting in some pretty dramatic displays on leash. This is often misunderstood as “leash aggression.” An understandable impression, as it’s...
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So far, we’ve been focusing our Little Bits of Good series on the shelter and rescue community, as those are fertile grounds for harvesting benevolence. There are also some remarkable professionals out there wearing white coats and stethoscopes, and we...
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Reflecting on 2016 as it comes to a close hasn’t been easy. As advocates for dogs, and equally enthusiastic advocates for humankind, the year in review feels a whole lot like a whopping kick to Santa’s gift sack. Apologies for...
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I came home from the farmer’s market today to find the small box containing our Chihuahua’s ashes on the kitchen counter. Kevin had picked him up earlier and for some reason deposited him directly to the spot on which I chop...
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I recently wrote a blog entry addressing the fallout caused by the absence of regulatory controls and licensing requirements in the dog training industry. It was hardly the first to highlight the glaring discrepancy between fact-based information from learned animal...
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As a dog trainer, I put a lot of effort into reframing key principles of animal learning for clients, avoiding the use of technical jargon.  They’re looking for help with their dogs, not a lecture on applied behavior analysis or...
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I was somewhere between Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, when I checked the rearview mirror for possibly the fiftieth time since beginning this road trip to see how Theo was doing in the backseat.  He was stretched out...
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