Monthly Archives: April 2011

How Not to Exercise Your Dog

Question:  Does this dog have aspirations to be a sled or weight pulling dog?  It almost appears as if he is pulling the car.  LOL Now to get serious:  I applaud the dog’s owner for being creative and ensuring his … Continue reading

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Border Collie Learns New Manners

“Thank you  for all of your help with Maggie. You have helped make a dog that was already a joy into a dog with much better manners. ”  ….Shelly Houchins

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Remote Collar Helps Bull Terrier Become a Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

“I can definitely say that using a remote collar to train Cyrano was very helpful for me and with Michael’s guidance, Cyrano has become a pleasure to work and live with.”  Dawn Cheetam Through Dawn’s commitment to professional dog training … Continue reading

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Thank You Portraits for Life LLC

I want to give a big word of thanks to Professional Photographer Shelly Houchins of Portraits for Life LLC.  She took awesome pictures of my dogs in her studio as well as outdoors!  To the left is my girls and I; … Continue reading

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“Your Classes are So Much Fun” – Jenny Hipps King

Thank you so much!  Your classes are so much fun!  We have a blast and learn a lot!  : )      Jenny Hipps King Sakima, a 10.5 week old Doberman owned by Jenny Hipps King, a dog training student … Continue reading

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The Remote Training Collar – An Important Tool in my Training Tool Box

Here’s the back story as to how the remote training collar became an important tool in my dog training tool box.  I started professionally training dogs in 1995 (16 years ago) with choke collars, pinch collars and praise as that … Continue reading

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Oh Those Dreaded Dog Baths

Spring time brings spring showers.  And, with that comes dogs who love to frolic in mud holes.  So how do you rectify a dirty dog? – with a bath of course.  Oh but you say your dog doesn’t like baths.  … Continue reading

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Another Positive Trainer Considers Remote Collar Training

On April 11, 2011, I received a very kind email from a purely positive based dog trainer who is obviously keeping an open mind while seeking the truth about shock collars.  This is encouraging especially in light that the dog … Continue reading

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What Science Says about Remote Collars

Are you confused as to whether or not remote training collars are a humane training tool to use with your dog?  I can understand how one might be confused, if one listens to the misinformation on the internet regarding the … Continue reading

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To Move Into or to Move Away; That is the Question?

If Shakespeare had been a dog trainer, he may have poised the question:  To Move Into or Move Away; That is the Question?  Animals are very much aware of space, probably more so than people.  When people want something, they … Continue reading

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