Lori's Blog

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.

The Joy of a Dog

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

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

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

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

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

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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Addressing Car Sickness and Anxiety

Addressing Car Sickness and Anxiety

This article was originally published in the Pet Professional Guild's magazine "Barks from the Guild" in September 2018 under the title Overcoming Car Sickness and Anxiety. Many people are left scratching their heads when it comes to car sickness and anxiety. It often...

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It’s All Tricks To Your Dog!

It’s All Tricks To Your Dog!

We've got a new course coming out real soon! It's Tricky: Learning to Train your Dog with Tricks is being taught by our good friend, Sylvia Borghardt and is going to be not only fun for you and your dog, but the course is full of useful information on training, in...

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Scratchboards for Canine Nail Care

Scratchboards for Canine Nail Care

Pamela Rhodes is a colleague of mine through the Academy for Dog Trainers  who was recently tasked with helping an elderly dog who has body handling issues and very long nails. She was unsure about the best approach at first, ultimately deciding that a scratchboard...

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Jumping for Joy!

Jumping for Joy!

Does your dog jump to greet people? Does he beg at the table? Mill about when guests are over? Guess what? You aren't alone! And....you have a normal dog! Congratulations! And if your friends and family are less than thrilled about it, help is on the way! Dog trainers...

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