Monthly Archives: September 2011

Good Days and Tad Days

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Seriously, most of my days are good days.  My best days are Tad days. It takes me a little more than an hour to get to the clinic where Tiffany and Tad work. On the way … Continue reading

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High Rise Potty Training

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael; I just got a little furry baby from the rescue in my area. She is a mix of who knows what, cute and cuddly with curly fur. I live in a high rise apartment … Continue reading

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In Tad We Trust

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I get to see Tad again tomorrow, and the anticipation has had me thinking about the brilliant truth of teaching and learning. Given the right set of circumstances, a learner will tend toward making the right … Continue reading

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Something to Chew On

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Dogs chew.  It’s not just a puppy thing either.  Dogs actually chew throughout their lifetime.  It helps pass the time, keep their teeth clean and diffuse stress.  More than that, it appears to be fun and … Continue reading

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The Tadlands

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC The clinic where Tiffany works and Tad hangs out is much nicer even than it looks in pictures.  There’s a pleasant chime that sounds when the front door opens.  I was pleased as I walked in … Continue reading

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My Dog Climbs the Fence

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Trainer: Our dog, Zora, keeps climbing the fence! We live in a rented house so we don’t really have the option of changing or upgrading the fencing. We’ve lived here for over a year and … Continue reading

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Keeping Tabs on Tad

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I like to stay in close contact with my clients.  This is especially true for cases which involve bites, or even lunging and barking.  With my newest clients, Tiffany and her dog Tad, I’m using an … Continue reading

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Changing Your Dog’s Behavior

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Changing behavior is all about verbs, actions.  We can observe behavior in real space and time because it is physical and often includes movement.  We describe behavior with verbs.  He sits.  She runs.  They eat.  Remembering … Continue reading

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Meeting Tad

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I love a good story of redemption.  That’s probably why I’m drawn to dogs we commonly call fearful or aggressive.  They’re the barkers and growlers and lungers and biters.  They walk a hard path and are … Continue reading

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Sit Happens – No Problem

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Good dog trainers know we don’t teach dogs to do anything they don’t already know how to do.  That may sound like nonsense, but it’s true.  Your dog already knows how to walk beside you, and … Continue reading

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