Monthly Archives: May 2012

Introducing Dog to Twins

Dear CGC, I have a 3-year old Yorkie named Princess (who has always been our baby). We just found out we have twin boys on the way. How do I get Princess ready for the new babies and how do … Continue reading

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Train the Queen’s Corgi

For dog trainers who want to learn more about operant conditioning, here are 2 products with which you can train a virtual animal. 1. Sniffy the Rat This product is tried and true. For years, Sniffy the Virtual Rat has … Continue reading

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Domestic Dogs: A Wolf in Dog’s Clothing?

  The idea that dogs descended from wolves is not correct. While many dog trainers may have once believed this to be true, the science is in. Dogs didn’t evolve from wolves. In order to keep my behavioral skills up … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

  First celebrated on May 30, 1868, to honor fallen Civil War soldiers,  Memorial Day is  a day on which we honor Americans who have died in wars. To the brave humans and canines who gave their lives, we thank you.

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Follow-up Diabetic Alert Dogs

There were some great comments on the post about the Diabetic Alert Dogs (D.A.D.) * One dog wakes up her owner at 2 to 3 am if the owner’s blood sugar drops to a low level while she sleeps. * … Continue reading

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2012 AKC/USA Agility World Team Announced

Congratulations to everyone! SMALL DOGS (all of the small dogs are Shetland Sheepdogs) Laura Dolan     NAC Bare Cove Tri to Keep Up MX MXJ NF “Race” Dee Anna Gamel  NAC MACH9 Hilltop Kelsi Lee Kinsella “Kelsi” Denise Kilpatrick … Continue reading

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Diabetic Alert Service Dogs

Most people are aware that there are service dogs for people who are blind, have autism or seizures, but did you know there are also Diabetic Alert dogs? Common early warning signs of low blood sugar that is associated with … Continue reading

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Child Afraid of Dog

Dear CGC, My sweet 5 year-old granddaughter, Lily, is coming to visit this summer. Lily and her parents will be staying in a hotel, but they’ll come to my house for dinners and visits. Lily is deathly afraid of dogs. … Continue reading

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CGC: The Walking Backwards Stay

To teach a dog to stay, you stand beside the dog, say, “Stay,”  pivot so you are standing right in front of the dog, then pivot back into your original place (standing beside the dog). Next, you do this whole … Continue reading

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ACE Awards: Do You Know An Outstanding Dog?

AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence Opens 2012 Nominations to All Dogs– Heroes, like dogs, come in all shapes and sizes. Since 2000, dog lovers have nominated hundreds of special canines for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence … Continue reading

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