Mister Part 2 Mr. Duffy’s imported police dog from Germany “Somewhere around day number three, my fast adapting new companion felt comfortable enough to challenge me on one of his intolerance rules. Until that point, I had handled Mister carefully (slow steady movements with only minimal…

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Mister, Former German Police Dog Part 1 “I lived with a couple of intolerant dogs in my lifetime and the most intriguing by far was my German shepherd, “Mister”. He was a large fellow with a working weight of about ninety-five pounds with the largest head on a shepherd that I had ever seen.…

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“I’ve identified aggression types (by the triggers that sets the wheel in motion) for the sole purpose of efficient handling at my Training Center. I do believe that labeling the type of hostility greatly aids even a novice handler to focus on the cause, effect, and consequences of the dog-in-…

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“So what is the efficient, effective action we find so desirable at the training center? Nonemotional training collar action is the answer! The types of training collar and the intensity of its use should be adjusted to fit the particular dog and the particular situation at hand. There are some…

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Concerning insiders and outsiders, the wild remains a part of our pet. “Since Canis familiaris (our familiar canine) is a pack mentality animal like his predecessor Canis Lupus, a dog thinks in terms of insiders and outsiders. Dogs need a pack or family arrangement in order to flourish, and only…

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“The primary catalyst in building an obedience relationship is praise, not correction. Every dog owner’s favorite part of training is doling out the good stuff. Mine too! When I discuss praise here, I am speaking specifically of the positive consequences associated with the right effort. Talking…

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1/2/2015 Appropriately praising a dog-in-training is an equally important topic for the professional handler as it is for the novice. A handler can choose to either stimulate or soothe the canine student by touch or word. Both exciting and comforting praise would be received by the dog as positive…

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7/27/2014 Submitted by: The Liubinskas Family — When we purchased Uno, our German Shepherd Dog from a reputable breeder with impressive credentials, the idea that our adorable, eager-to-learn puppy would become an aggressive 18 month-old dog would have seemed absolutely ridiculous. But this is…

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Flu Season Isn’t Just For Humans Over the years and many conversations with our own veterinarian friends we have learned some valuable information that will also help you in your endeavor to keep your furry companion healthy. A great source of additional canine health information is your local…

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