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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.

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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Thinking of a Puppy for Christmas? Think again.

There’s nothing that evokes the “Normal Rockwell Christmas Experience” like the picture of a family with a soft, cuddly puppy next to a Christmas tree.  My sincere hope is that the family was wise and did their homework in order to be well prepared before bringing the sweet puppy home. 

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It’s Never Too Early….and Never Too Late

  Personally, I can’t think of many things more fun than working with and training a dog, especially my own dog.   Nothing like adding a new puppy to your family to bring home the fact that training certainly needs to happen in order for the little one to adjust to

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Puppy Prep 101

Written on February 27, 2012 As I write this I’m thinking about tomorrow and am giddy with excitement because tomorrow we’re adding a new puppy to our home.  There’s nothing like a puppy to spice up one’s life!  But bringing a new pup into your home should be done with

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