Posts filed under: Education and Advocacy

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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Having gone through The Academy for Dog Trainers, I’ve had an extensive education on the value and importance of using training plans when working with dogs. Because of this, I know the perils of going rogue. So, I should have known...
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Yesterday was my last day at Women’s Humane Society. I left my position as Canine Behavior Education Coordinator after a year and a half for reasons both personal and professional. In that year and a half, I worked really hard...
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Working in an animal shelter, I see all manner of behavior- all day, every day. From animals…and from people. I see happy, I see sad, I see conflicted, I see scared. It may look different from person to person, from...
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  • shelter dog toys
Having worked in an animal shelter for just over a year now, I’ve had a good amount of time to try new things: programs, initiatives and protocols. Some have failed, some have succeeded, some are on-going works in progress. I’ve...
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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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  • montreal spca
My whole life, I’ve been about fighting for the underdog. I have very personal reasons for that, and though you don’t need to know the details- you should know this about me. I tend to not deal with BS very...
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