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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part III—Avoiding Common Problems


Written by: Phil Monahan

Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
Photo by Kate, Newton

Dogs certainly don’t speak our language, but they can understand a lot if we take the time to talk to them. But it’s important that we don’t assume that they can understand words the way . . .

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Classic Video: An Amazing But True Dog Story


Written by: Phil Monahan

Does this look like a dog who can be trained as a pet? He did to Samantha Browne.
Photo courtesy Samantha Browne

This is a great video about what can be accomplished with aggressive, supposedly “untrainable” dogs, such as Cerberus. Self-described “dog listener” Samantha Browne used patience, . . .

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The Life of a Guide-Dog Puppy Trainer


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jay Taylor and guide dog puppy Clover
Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Rex Shutterstock via theguardian.com

Here’s a great article from The Guardian about Jay Taylor, a woman whose life is dedicated to training puppies to become guide dogs. As Training Supervisor for the English charity Guide. . .

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The Most Important Thing You Could Ever Teach Your Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Teaching your dog to come in distracting situations requires plenty of training.
Photo by Nicole Wild, via huffingtonpost.com

All dog owners feel a little sense of pride when their dog comes on command. But in an article on the Huffington Post, canine behavior specialist Nicole Wilde asks you to consider whether. . .

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