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Canine Education for Humans

Canine Education for Humans

This blog is focused on providing education and resources to dog trainers, owners and non profit organizations. Look out for details on course launches, experiences we’ve had in the dog industry, plus tips for all people interested in our canine companions.

Canine Nail Anatomy

In my course 'Nailed It: A Course in Canine Nail Care', it's all about the paw. Gaining a bit of an understanding about canine nail anatomy can really make a difference in your nail maintenance efforts. Dog paws are complicated little things. They're made up of lots...

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Stories from a Course in Canine Nail Care

The Highs and Lows of Canine Nail Care When I created Nailed It: A Course in Canine Nail Care a year and a half ago, I had no idea that it would attract as much attention as it has. I had no expectations of having 800 students at any point. I certainly didn't expect...

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How to Use Shaping Techniques for Training Dog Tricks

Sylvia Borghardt Demonstrates using the Process of Shaping in Dog Trick Training Sylvia Borghardt began her career working as an Animal Care Associate at an Animal Shelter (SF SPCA) in 2008 after moving from Dusseldorf, Germany to San Francisco. She was responsible...

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The Joy of a Dog

Why do you have a dog? I have a dog because I truly love everything about dogs. I revel in the mystery that is their minds. Like for instance, what is happening here? Goofy? Sassy? Silly? All of the above, likely. One thing I know is only dogs who feel safe will...

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Why You Should Learn How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Learning How To Brush Your Dog's Teeth I've lived with dogs my entire life. I got my first dog as an adult at 25 and haven't lived without at least one since that time. I've had cats even longer. And you know how many of them have had regular, in-home dental care?...

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Top Ten Tips for a Happier Dog in 2019

Ah, the beginning of a new year. The time when most of us make resolutions- we plan for how we are going to be better, do more (or less, depending on the thing!), start anew and dream of better versions of ourselves. Sometimes, we follow through and sometimes life...

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Living with a Leash Reactive Dog

As a dog trainer, I have had plenty of opportunity to help dogs and their owners overcome leash reactivity including how to stop a dog from lunging on a leash. For years, I used my sweet dog, Savannah, as a helper dog, as she loved every dog and person she ever met...

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Five Tips To Successful Trim A Dog’s Nails

Earlier this week, I recorded a podcast (I will link to it once it’s live) and I was asked what were my five top tips to successful trim a dog's nails, and I thought it worthwhile to share and expand on them a bit here (these are paraphrased and I have taken a few...

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Give the Gift of Learning

It's the holiday season, so we wanted to fill you in on how you can give the gift of on-line dog centric learning to your favorite dog lover! There are two ways to purchase a course as a gift, and we’ll walk you through both methods here. You can register for someone....

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