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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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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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Stranger in the House

Father’s Day 2011.  My Dad comes for a visit from out of town. My wonderful well-behaved dogs decide we have been invaded by the Visigoths!  He’s not Grandpa to them?  Whaaaat?!? We live in Carlsbad, CA and my Dad lives in … 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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