Tag Archives: Kindred Spirits Dog Training

Fear Is Not Rational!

What is fear? To paraphrase, fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat or danger whether real or imagined. Fear is useful in helping us determine which situations are dangerous so we can stay safe, but it can also … Continue reading

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“I want my dog to be good for me, not treats!”

When I began training one of my dogs years ago (and no, I won’t tell you how many!) the trainer used food treats as a training tool. Having previously trained my German Shepherds in schutzhund with a trainer who did … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Game!

Doggie bath time at my house has in the past been a traumatic experience for everyone.  The husband gets anxious.  Once the husband gets anxious, there is no calming the already anxious dogs.  Then, of course, I get anxious and … Continue reading

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It’s hard to be a young sensitive girl! How Raz is handling unprecedented stress.

In my last blog, I talked about stress and how to help your dog through it.  This is a continuation/update from that post. To give you a little background, my husband and I adopted a 10 month old Aussie, Raz, … Continue reading

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“Why is everyone acting so differently and what do I do about it?”

On the heels of a tragedy that struck the Kindred Spirits family hard at the beginning of this week, I feel compelled to write about how stress can affect our dogs.  Most of us have daily stresses that we deal … Continue reading

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Teaching people is an art

At Kindred Spirits Dog Training we offer several services – group classes, private training, and behavior consultation. In all of these, the owner is a vital part of the process. That means not only do we – the dog trainers … Continue reading

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Introducing the Kindred Spirits blog

Welcome to the blog for Kindred Spirits Dog Training. We – the trainers at KS – decided to call this blog ‘Dog Sense’ because that’s what we’re all about. Whereas some people stress common sense, we like to think about … Continue reading

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