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Herding Skills for Your Morning Routine

Mornings are a challenge, especially when you have to get the kids ready for school on time. Animal Planet brings you real-life training techniques to hone in on your herding breed dog’s natural herding instincts, helping you round up the…

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A Shepherd on the Front Lines

It isn’t uncommon to see a German Shepherd working with law enforcement agencies to solve crimes. This breed is most commonly chosen to work with law enforcement agencies because of their temperament, intelligence and ability to successfully complete tasks. One…

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Are You Listening?

Communication between dog and handler is important Our dogs are communicating with us every single day, but are we listening? We’re talking to our dogs every day, but are they listening? Through my years of working one on one with…

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Corgis as Service Dogs

Little Dog, Big Job: Corgis as Service Dogs I am a volunteer for an organization called Canine Companions for Independence. I love volunteering for this organization because I truly believe in their mission. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence…

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Overcoming Reactivity

Re·ac·tive definition (Wikipedia): Showing a response to a stimulus, acting in response to a situation rather than creating or controlling it, having a tendency to react chemically.  Reactivity can happen in many different situations, such as when a dog is…

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8 Doggy Tail Wags

Dogs are naturally expressive creatures, and that’s partly why they make such wonderful companions. From the way they bark, growl or hold their heads, you can pretty much judge how they are feeling or even sometimes, what mood they are…

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