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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...
I grew up in a house where advocating for something was very akin to confrontation. There often was not conversation about things as much as there were arguments. Any suggestion that I had come to a decision about what was...
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 impossible to tell – even...
We live in a day and age where people have more access to information than ever. With the click of a button, you can find virtually anything you need. And with the click of a button, you can make someone’s...
When I worked at Women’s Humane Society, providing treats in buckets on the dogs kennels was my favorite initiative. Having treats available when visitors walked through the kennels allowed dogs to show off their skills (like sitting quietly), but more...
I admit it: I am obsessed with dogs’ nails. I have a strong personal reason for feeling this way and it’s one that I think many dog owners share: I lived with a dog for 13 and a half years...
I have a confession to make. Though I am a dog trainer and have had dogs of my own for the past 20 years, there is one area that, until recently, has been a bit of a bugaboo for me....
Recently, I was lucky enough to complete the Fear Free Pets certification course. While the course is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to help eliminate fear, anxiety and stress from vet care, the information that is meant to be...
  Your Pit Bull and You was launched on March 1, 2013. We started with a very simple mission- to promote pit bulls in a positive light and to highlight the benefits of reward-based training. In just over 4 years,...
There’s this dog I know. Her name is Penny. She’s a brindle, tall, muscle-y, grey muzzled pit bull. She was found in a park and brought to the shelter in September 2016. She walked right up to the front door,...