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November 2015 Surviving the Holidays

December 2015 A New Years Resolution for Your Dog

January 2016 Giving Kisses for Train Your Dog Month

January 2016 Can We Avoid Aggression in our Dogs?

February 2016 Who Doesn't Need More Socialization Tips?

February 2016 Heart Health

March 2016 Changing Stress Cues to Calm Cues

March 2016 Want An Easter Egg Hunting Dog?

April 2016 Everything You Ought to Know About Heartworm Prevention

May 2016 Managing Unwanted Behaviors

June 2016 "I Love Fireworks!" ...Said No Dog Ever.

November 2016 WE DID IT!

February 2017 How Much is That Doggy in the Window?

April 2017 Did You Do Your Homework?

June 2017 Essential Oils and Training


Helpful Links

Frequently Asked Clicker Questions

Don't Socialize the Dog!

How to Survive Puppy Teething and Nipping

How to Train a "Crazy" Dog

Preventing Jumping on Strangers

Clicker Training a Retrieve to Hand!

Loose Leash Walking video

Puppy Training videos by Kikopup

Chewing Dogs


"Must-Have" Books

I am all about books, love reading up on dog behavior whenever I can. I have tons of books on my shelf and scattered in each room of my house, but half I haven't even read yet! I will share with you all my tried-&-true favorites!


1. "Puppy Start Right" by Kenneth Martin, DVM and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP


    Whether you are raising a new puppy or have an adolescent or adult dog, Puppy Start Right can help solve many common nuisance behaviors. Puppy Start Right is a positive approach to problem-solving, prevention, and training—without the use of punishment.


    Order here at or as a Kindle eReader edition 


2. "Chill Out Fido" by Nan Kene Arthur


    Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs. Then it provides eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to everyday situations with confidence and composure. 


    Order here at or available at as a Kindle eReader edition


3. "Decoding Your Dog" by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

    Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs.

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4. "Canine Cross Training" by Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT


    Sasha Foster combines science and real-life experience to provide the reader with practical guidelines for canine cross training. The book includes many pictures and case examples making it an easy, enjoyable read. 


    Order here at or available as a Kindle eReader edition


5. "Positive Training for Show Dogs-Building a Relationship for Success" by Vicki Ronchette


    Apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show dog handler, you will enjoy learning how to work with your dog as your partner. Get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!


    Order here at or available at as a Kindle eReader edition

6. "Don't Shoot The Dog" by Karen Pryor


    This is the "Bible" on positive reinforcement training, operant conditioning, and how it works - with people, and of course with animals. Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made "Don't Shoot the Dog" a bestselling classic! The revised edition is the best, it presents more of her insights into animal and human behavior.


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