Monthly Archives: July 2011

Does your dog enjoy a cool dunk on a hot day? Quinn the Dog sure does!

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Continued discussion of Quinn the Dog’s problematic greeting behavior. Does your dog have trouble greeting others safely?

Last week I touched on Quinn’s greeting behavior, which has been his greatest problem behavior. I failed to mention that, as is often the case with dogs, there isn’t just one reason for this problem behavior. The reasons for the … Continue reading

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Quinn the Dog found a nifty little stick at the Sandy River Delta today!

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Does your dog have trouble greeting strange dogs? Meeting strange dogs has been Quinn’s greatest struggle.

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From the very beginning of our time together Quinn has struggled to interact safely and appropriately with other dogs. He’s improved a great deal since those first months back in 2008, but I still occasionally feel like I have two … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Labrador style.

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Do you find refresher courses on previously learned info about dogs helpful? I sure do!.

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To keep myself focused and my mind active I find it helpful to run through abbreviated refresher courses in “How Dogs Learn” every so often. Because I’m very bonded to my dog Quinn (and he to me!) I occasionally see … Continue reading

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Winner of the ‘B’ breeds game has been determined!

Thank you all so very much for joining in the competition yesterday by listing all the dog breeds you could think of whose names begin with the letter ‘B’! I was thrilled to see the active participation and really appreciate … Continue reading

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Ready for some friendly competition? How many dog breeds can you think of whose names start with ‘B’?

It’s the end of the week so I thought it might be fun to jazz things up a bit with some friendly competition! Let’s see who can think of the most dog breeds whose names begin with the letter ‘B’ … Continue reading

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Does your dog drink from the center of his water bowl? Quinn the Dog always keeps to the sides…..

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I’ve often wondered about an odd habit Quinn displays when drinking water from his bowl in the kitchen; as he’s lapping up gulp after gulp he sticks close to the sides, never drinking from the center of the dish. He … Continue reading

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Do you feed your dog from the bowl or get him to work for it with an engaging game?

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A recurring theme during last month’s seminar ‘Deconstructing the Growl’ with Dr. Sophia Yinn and Sarah Kalnajs was the importance of making your dog “work” for his food to build good behavioral habits but also to provide necessary mental stimulation … Continue reading

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