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Take the Slow Train

For whatever reason, issues for which people ask my help seem to come in clusters.  Sometimes I’ll have a handful of dogs struggling with OCD issues

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Positive Begets Positive

The term “positive training” has a couple meanings, and it’s worth understanding the nuances. Most people understand it first in the sense that “positive” suggests “desirable,”

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Dominant – NOT!

“He thinks he’s alpha.” “We have to establish the dog’s rank in our family.” Let me persuade you what scientists have known for a while

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Building Better Behavior

Here are two keys for helping your best friend be a well-behaved member of the family – management and exercise. Management – One of the most important behavior strategies

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Pretty Tricky

Want to have a better-trained best friend? Want to have more fun with your dog? (Duh!) Here’s a big step in the right direction –

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Puppy Two-Step

Life with dogs is an adventure – that we share our lives so successfully with another species is amazing. Like any relationship, friendship with a

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Multi-pet Households

Bob was on WGLT last month with Laura Kennedy to talk about multi-pet households. Click here to hear their interview. Bob Ryder, CSAT, PMCT-4, CPDT-KA

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Good Manners

Bob recently talked with Laura Kennedy on WGLT Radio’s “Animal House” segment about good dog manners. The podcast of the interview is below. Next, you

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Cats and Dogs

Bob was on WGLT with Laura Kennedy last week, talking about dogs and cats living together in peace and harmony. You can listen to their

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How Dogs Learn

Bob will be on WGLT later this week with Laura Kennedy for another segment on “Animal House.” This time he’ll be talking about “How Dogs

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