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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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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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My Foster Buddy

Michael Baugh CPDT-KSA, CDBC The funny thing is, life never seems to turn out exactly as planned.  For example, I didn’t really plan on fostering a dog.  Tim and I haven’t had much success with it in the past, and … 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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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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Adding Another Dog to your Family

Michael Baugh CPDT-KA, CDBC Dear Michael: Hello! I’m wanting to get another dog. I already have a German Shepherd who is 3 and he’s my world! But I would love another. The problem is he is very protective of me … Continue reading

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The Time for Truth

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC There are few things more controversial in the dog world than this plain-spoken statement.  You don’t have to use intimidation, pain or fear to train a dog. It is, of course, the truth.  We have century-old … Continue reading

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Children and Dogs

Guest Blogger, Curtiss Lanham CPDT-KA Children and dogs: what a beautiful image that our minds immediately race to. The ‘Timmy and Lassie’ portrait is quickly conjured up…and they lived happily ever after. Not so fast… The interesting thing is that … Continue reading

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Stella at Two

Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC There was a night I feared she would not survive.  She was twitching incessantly and crying inconsolably.  We knew her disease was often fatal, but she had to survive.  We’d only had her a few weeks, … Continue reading

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