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Puppy Adolescence

Michael Baugh CDBC, CPDT-KSA They grow up so fast.  But honestly, some puppies just can’t grow up fast enough.  They go from cute to incorrigible in no time.  Then they seem to get stuck, for months, or for years. We … Continue reading

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The Control Myth

We are desperate for it, seduced by it, deceived by the illusion of it.  But, we can never really have control.  We struggle, and grasp at it.  We even celebrate the lie that sometimes we have it, that we’re in … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Living Room (Suffering)

One of my colleagues recently wrote this (paraphrasing):  Attempts at dog training often fail because the owner isn’t suffering or hasn’t suffered enough.  It’s a harsh statement, yes.  Nevertheless, it’s often quite true. Complacency inspires nothing, and nothing is quite … Continue reading

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The Whole Truth (so help me dog)

Truth is a slippery thing, subject to so much bias and spin.  We know that all too well after the recently past and long suffered political season.  And, those of us who work in the community of dogs and their … Continue reading

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The Nonsense of No

We all do it: fuss at our dogs, yell at them to stop doing this or that.  More often than not our rants begin with a sharp stern “NO!”  The funny thing is with most of our dogs the “no” … Continue reading

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Men and Their Dogs

Michael Baugh CDBC, CPDT-KSA Maybe it’s a guy thing.  It could be that whole a boy and his dog ethos.  There’s just something different about how we guys bond with our dogs.  Don’t get me wrong.  I know women love … Continue reading

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To Hug or Not?

If you spend any time on Facebook you’re going to see the pictures – people hugging their dogs, kissing their dogs, lounging on their dogs, even kids riding dogs.  The human faces are all aglow with rapturous bliss.  More often … Continue reading

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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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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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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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