Posts Tagged “musings”

Some Thoughts on Dog Behavior: Is your dog dumb, defiant or stressed?

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by FetchMasters

As with humans, dog behavior can be heavily influenced by stress. And understanding how to identify your dog’s stress, as well as how to help your dog through it, is […]

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Confessions of a Dog Trainer: When Your Dog Teaches You He Is Not a Robot

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by FetchMasters

Today, I took my dogs out for a romp in a nearby field so that they could burn off some steam. About five minutes into our expedition, I noticed my […]

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To Chase Cats, or Not To Chase Cats: THAT is the Question.

Posted on May 13th, 2012 by FetchMasters

This article is not about training your dog to stop chasing your cat (although that may be the topic of a future article). It is about whether you really want […]

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How Well Should I Train My Dog?

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by FetchMasters

When a client asks me how far I think they should take their dog’s training, I find myself in a slightly awkward situation. On the one hand, I am a […]

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On Raising and Training Dogs in Denver

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by FetchMasters

Raising and training dogs in Denver, Colorado, in 2012 is a far cry from what it was when I was a child in West Virginia in the late 60’s through […]

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A Shout Out to Alie – The Life of My Working Dog

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by FetchMasters

I just read an interesting article about the discovery of paleolithic dogs being buried with their (chewy) bones. Archeologists theorize the dogs may have been used for pulling heavy objects, […]

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In-Home Dog Training as a Conversation

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by FetchMasters

Years ago, a mentor told me the best way to learn is to teach. Teaching (both the preparation and the interaction) has a way of triggering creativity and pushing us […]

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