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10 Practical Reasons to Teach Your Dog “Sit”

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA “Sit” may be one of the most undervalued things we teach our dog. Everyone teaches it, and just about every dog can get really good at it. So, let’s start applying it in situations that count. This … Continue reading

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The Case of the Whining Greyhound

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC (from all things dog blog): I have a situation I’d like to submit for the Ask a Trainer posts. My dog, Desmond, whines nearly all night long. He’s sleeps in our bedroom, in his own large … 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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Potty Signals

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC  (from All Things Dog Blog) Dear Trainer: Skittles’ quirk is her very quiet way of telling us she needs to go outside. I hear her because she generally sticks to me like glue. When I leave … Continue reading

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Helping a Dog Meet Baby

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael: My daughter has a 4 month old baby. Since his birth, my tiny dog has been nothing short of a nightmare around him. He wants to get close and lick him and play with him. … Continue reading

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Lifetime Dogs

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC I hear them all the time, stories about that one dog that changed a person’s life. Sometimes the dog is right there. More often than not the dog is already gone, dead, maybe a year, maybe … Continue reading

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Dear Juno

I can’t believe it’s been a year. Tim and I miss you deeply.  Still, I’m so grateful when you visit my dreams, even the ones in which you just pass through for a short cameo appearance.  Those are as precious … Continue reading

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Stella

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Stella’s never played in the crisp dry leaves of Fall, never played in the season’s first snow.  She’s a Texas Dog from start to stop.  She’s equal part pant-in-the-sun and roll-in-the-mud.  This is her first full … Continue reading

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Stewie, A Small Tribute

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC Looks aren’t everything, but they count.  And, for the record, size does matter. Stewie is cute, and Stewie is small.  If he were a beast of lesser aesthetic value or greater mass, he’d be in trouble, … Continue reading

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Safety First: The One Cue Every Dog Should Know

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC The other dog’s eyes were hard.  I could see a flash of white around her dark pupils.  Her teeth flashed white too.  Under it all was a low rolling growl.  Stella, drunk with adolescent bravado was … Continue reading

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