Leash Manners

March 25, 2012 · Articles

Don’t mind if I DO! Leash manners and calm walking behavior are critical skills for today’s companion dogs to learn. Your dog’s ability to remain calm on leash and walk past people and other animals means that you can venture out into the world with confidence.

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Where the Wild Things Were

September 9, 2008 · Articles

On a chilly morning around 6:30 a.m. I walked my gorgeous new greyhounds down the street to a neighborhood park about a half mile away. “They sure look spectacular,” I thought to myself, “what a couple of beauties!” I hadn’t had time to learn

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Quicker by Clicker!

October 15, 2007 · Articles

“What is ‘clicker training’ anyway?! I think I’ve heard of it someplace….” If you’ve asked that question, it’s time we talk about the hottest thing in positive reinforcement training.

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Waiting on Patience

November 20, 2006 · Articles

Teaching a greyhound to have some patience is much easier said than done, I know! When my husband Mark and I adopted our two current grey-babies Manx and Corsa, we were abruptly reminded just how lightening fast and spry the young ones are!

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Who’s Your Daddy?

April 23, 2006 · Articles

I like to call it “leadership.” It goes by many other terms in the dog behavior world, “Member of the Family”, “Nothing in Life is Free”, “NILIF”, “No Free Lunch Policy” to name but a few. To me, providing consistency and structure to my dogs’ daily life boils