Tag Archives: Liz Palika

Product Review: My Perfect Pet frozen dog foods

By Liz Palika My Perfect Pet, Poway, CA  1-858-486-6500 www.myperfectpet.net Disclaimer: I have no association with My Perfect Pet and have received no compensation from them. Regular readers know I’ve been studying nutrition and dog foods for many years. The huge recalls … Continue reading

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Teaching attention skills should be fun

I was watching a dog owner and her dog in class last week. The dog, a young mixed breed with some lab heritage, was sniffing the ground, watching the birds fly overhead, and was pulling on the leash away from … 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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September tends to be a hot month in San Diego

San Diego has a temperate climate. The Pacific Ocean tends to keep us from getting too hot or too cold. September, however, is our hottest month and there have been some really hot days the last few weeks. Although our … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing Bashir doesn’t have thumbs

I’ve had Australian Shepherds for twenty-five years – give or take – so know the breed quite well. In those twenty-five years, my dogs and I have competed in conformation and obedience, done stock dog work, agility, carting, weight pulling, … Continue reading

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Demo dogs have an important job

Every since I began teaching dogs and their owners…cough, cough…more years ago than I want to admit, I’ve been using one or more of my dogs as a demo dog in my training. After all, I began teaching other people … 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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