8/8/2011 Cyber dog training is a brand new world for me! It’s an awkward place for a 54-year-old dog trainer who feels most comfortable in the company of dogs. As I finish writing my second book on canine aggression, I must imagine I have a dog in hand and visualize the face of his owner or the…

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9/12/2016 In Memory of K-9 Police Officer Tim Brackeen When a “Good Guy” goes down, unfairly taken from his loved ones and duty, questions arise. Why do “Good Guys” do what they do? Why do these men and women put their very lives at risk for a community that sometimes wanes in respect and…

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3/3/2014 Nearly all dog owners would agree that hiking with a canine companion is stimulating. Pounding the trail with a friend and his dog can be more challenging in regards to canine-control because of the heightened energy and scattered attention that accompanies the interaction among friends…

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Before agility competitions there were confidence courses. These courses were outfitted with many of the jumps, catwalks and climbing steps that are familiar today at various dog events. In the day as well as now, training on these courses was mandatory for most police and military canine teams.…

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Teaching my personal dogs to move out in front as we walk, run or hike is actually the first structured exercise I cover. I want to establish early on with my companions that a certain degree of independence on their part is a good thing. Like a lead dog on a mushing team, I want my dog to think…

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3/22/2015 Clarksville, Indiana — “What better place to work on Real World C.G.C. application than the spectacular interior of the Bass Pro Shops,” said dog trainer Matthew Duffy, referring to the Canine Good Citizen dog-training application he spearheaded on March 21. “How fortunate we are to…

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Hugo, 1st Place 1/20/2015 We are happy to announce that Hugo, a German Shepherd, won the inaugural White Fang Ventures Holiday Photo Contest for Pets, which ended this month. We will provide the grand prize to the winner and owner soon when they visit Duffy’s Dog Training Center. Hugo — owned…

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12/31/2014 BY JOHN PARKER — It is with a very heavy heart I share with you that Lewy (a 9.5-year-old Mastiff) passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 22 with family by his side. He recently became densely lame in his right front leg, and X-rays confirmed a malignant bone tumor in his right distal…

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Matthew interviewed by media 12/31/2014 SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — More than 50 K9 teams traveled from seven states to take part in the week-long K-9 Street Survival Seminar at Sevierville in December 2014. German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, as well as a few Labrador Retrievers…

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