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How We Feed Our Dogs Can Make Them Smarter

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Feeding our dogs from enrichment toys, toys that dispense food, can actually make them smarter. It definitely seems to make them happy. Puzzling out the food inspires activity and thought. A lot of trainers liken it to the … Continue reading

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How Dog Training Makes us Better Humans

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA I come to this work with few, if any, ulterior motives. I’m certainly not being manipulative, nor am I conducting any mad scientist experiments (benevolent or otherwise). I will admit, though, a bit of warm satisfaction … 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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Just Plain Ordinary Dogs

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC It always comes down to this for me.  Would I live with that dog?  You see, I don’t endorse dogs for adoption lightly; that’s bad business for dog trainers.  If I’m going to put my name … Continue reading

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Food is not a Four Letter Word

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC The question isn’t whether or not you can train your dog with food.  That’s pretty much a no-brainer.  Author and long-time animal trainer Dr. Grey Stafford put it best.  “If you’ve ever fed your dog, you’ve … Continue reading

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Adopt. (Haiku)

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC   Rescue Dog Proclaims: I am not guilty as charged. Can we go play now?  

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The Truth About Humping

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA CDBC Lots of dogs hump.  For people who live with those dogs, it can be embarrassing and upsetting.  We humans aren’t comfortable talking about things related to sex, especially when our beloved dogs are being indiscreet in … 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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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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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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