Socializing

Recently, I was discussing an emotionally fragile dog with whom I was attempting to create a relationship. My friend asked if the dog was food motivated. This is, of course, a common question about a shy dog. However, the very nature of the question implies a misunderstanding of learning, motivation, and the subsequent use of food […]

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Celeste Patten on September 3rd, 2016

Downtown is a great place to take dogs there is a lot to see and smell and lots of ways to practice or if you are a pup learn how to deal with it all.  It can be overwhelming though so with little pups  or anxious adults take care to go slow and start with […]

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Celeste Patten on July 5th, 2016

When seeking relief from hot pavement and the beating sun, a shady stroll through Cornwall Park can be just the ticket. It is also one of the best places to work on your puppy training. In 1909 the Cornwall family donated 65 acres of land to the city for a park to memorialize Pierre Barlow […]

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