Tag Archives: Houston Dog Training

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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Dog Fanatics

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC If I think about it for any length of time it boils down to this.  There are two types of people in life: Ones who are fanatical about dogs, and ones who aren’t.  I’m here to … Continue reading

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