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Dog Bite Prevention

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA None of us expects our dogs to bite. Even folks who have dogs who’ve bitten before are still sometimes surprised by their dog’s behavior. The reason is simple. Most dogs don’t bite, and those who do … Continue reading

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How Physical Therapy Helped me Better Understand Dog Training

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA They call it an impingement, and as rotator cuff injuries go it’s not one of the bad ones. That information by itself inspires the deepest respect for my fellow middle aged weekend warriors who have serious shoulder injuries. I … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking – Positive Training

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA You know the look they give us. They cock their head and flash those weary eyes. It’s as if they are saying, “For God’s sake human what are you thinking?” It’s the way our dog, Stewie, … Continue reading

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Is Love Enough?

Michael Baugh CDBC, CPDT-KSA For those of us who know dogs, really know them, the love comes easily.  And for those involved in the hard and difficult work of rescue and sheltering, there is no shortage of love.  It’s what … Continue reading

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Touch Me Not

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC It’s one of the most uncomfortable things for us trainers to say to a client.  I am always looking for the kindest and most tactful way to say it.  “I don’t think your dog really enjoys … Continue reading

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A Tad Improved

Micahel Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC Change is sometimes subtle, even imperceptible.  There was a time when Tad was labeled “aggressive,” barking, and lunging at people he didn’t know.  Tad had bitten, for humans the worst offense a dog can commit.  Hope … 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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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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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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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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