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Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

Why Sit? | Train Your Dog to Sit

Sit. This seems to be the first behavior people think of when they start training their dogs. Have you ever wondered why we teach sit? Some say that its goes back to the competition obedience ring. But what if you don’t compete in that sport? Why should you train your

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Holiday Puppy. A good gift or possible failure?

With the holidays fast approaching I begin to think about gift giving and what to purchase for family, friends and furry ones. For many, that thought turns to a holiday puppy. We’ve all seen the heart warming videos of cute puppies wearing big red bows. The look of excitement on

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Puppy Socialization, Optimist or Pessimist?

A New Addition Puppy Socialization: There’s a new puppy in the house! While we’re still grieving the loss of our amazing girl, Willow, it seems the stars aligned to lead us to Cailie.  Cailie is a now 14-week old Australian Shepherd puppy who joined our home at 8 weeks. She’s

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Shark Week – Puppy Nipping & Biting

Who doesn’t love a puppy? They are utterly adorable and give us a healthy dose of oxytocin. What’s not to love? Well, maybe those sharp, little shark teeth….all that puppy nipping and biting! Our new puppy Cailie is bringing to mind all the former puppies we’ve had and how we’ve channeled that

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