Tag Archives: training tips

Resource Guarding: Don’t Touch My Dish!

A dog owner called the AKC Canine Good Citizen department with this problem: “I just adopted ‘Missy,’ this cute little Chihuahua mix, from our local shelter.  She is a perfect dog in many ways, but if you get near her … Continue reading

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Dogs Teaching Dogs

In her AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen classes, Sylvia Moody has the benefit of two assistants who know a lot about dogs. That’s because they are dogs.  Meet Star and Justin, Sylvia’s Scottish Terriers. Star attended a recent … Continue reading

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Preparing for Holiday Photos: Teaching Your Dog to Stay in Place

Yesterday afternoon, I was contacted by a writer who was writing for a photography magazine.  She wanted to include tips for photographing dogs.  Someone had advised her that the best technique to ensure that dogs would be settled down during … Continue reading

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Reader Problem: My Dog is Obsessed with Other Dogs

In an earlier blog, we talked about the distraction dog exercise in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. One of our readers wrote in to say that her dog was obsessed with other dogs and that made walks unpleasant.  I’m … Continue reading

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