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S.P.R.E.D. The Five Essentials Every Dog Needs

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Dogs are like us in many ways. They live within families that we call packs. They work together, have rules, and take care of one another. They live within a society, although it's not quite as advanced as ours. Some get along great, while others struggle, just as we do with each other. In this note/article/blog or whatever it is, I'd like to talk briefly about my most recent findings while studying dog behavior. After all, all of us scientist types have to publish our findings one way or ano...

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Understanding Energy

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been experimenting with energy relating to dogs for a long time. I have come to the conclusion that there are five different types. In this note I will share with you what I have learned. You can use this information when working with your dog and actually see, in some cases, its effects on your dog.


So what do I mean when I say energy? The energy that I am referring to here is simply the output of your emotions. So when you feel a certain way, you emit energy that o...

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The Difference Your Energy Makes

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 9:03 PM Comments comments (5)

For the last 20 years I've been studying, training, and learning to "talk" to dogs in their own language. Since dogs are not humans, it is not natural to assume that they understand what we are saying all the time. Sure, they do catch a word or two that we say now and then and react to it. But we already know that dogs can learn to associate 165 to 300 words with objects and/or commands. This is no surprise, however fascinating it may be. We also know that dogs have an amazing capacity to lea...

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All Dogs Are Therapists

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM Comments comments (1)

Dogs have always been there for us. Like watchful guardians, looking out for our very well being. They calm us when we get angry, energize us when we are tired, make us laugh when we are sad, and love us when we feel lost. They provide company when we are lonely, and listen to us when we talk. They are the ultimate therapists.

One thing I've learned in the last 20 years working with all kinds of dogs, is that they always have something ne...

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The Magic of Dogs

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

  I have written before about what makes dogs so lovable to us humans. But for some reason, I feel like I need to write about it again. So what is it about dogs that keeps us wanting more? Is it because they are just so darn cute? Or possibly because they make even the least confident of us feel important? Maybe it's because no matter what is going on in our lives, they are there for us. They listen to us rant and rave about our day at work. They cuddle up with us and keep us feeling war...

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Fun Games to Play With Your Dog!

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Games are a great way to bond with your dog and build trust. Since dogs learn most all of their behaviors and social skill from play, games are a great way to teach them how to be well mannered and balanced dogs. So if you are looking for some fun games to play, other than fetch, you'll find them below.


Musical Squares: This is a game that I invented for classes. I always start out with this game to see how each pooch parent handles their dogs. It is also a great way...

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