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Sink or Swim: 8 Ways You Might Be Flooding Your Dog

Thank you to Marge Rogers, Debbie Jacobs, and Randi Rossman for discussions about this post. The point of view expressed and any mistakes are my own. The journey to positive reinforcement-based training sometimes seems like an endless stream of goodbyes to … Continue reading

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Shut Down Dogs (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In Shut Down Dogs, Part 1 I talked about the fact that people appear to believe and say that a shut down dog is relaxed or calm since it is motionless. In … Continue reading

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