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Are You Prepared For a Lost Pet?

Are You Prepared for a Lost Dog? It can and does happen to responsible, caring pet owners. 4th July weekend...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

Help Keep Rover Safe – Foods that may be toxic for pets!

Are you confused about which foods may be harmful for dogs?   Knowing what is safe and unsafe for a...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips Pet Products

Keep Fido Mentally and Physically Active – Boredom Busters, Enrichment Exercises & More!

What is Boredom? Science has only recently began to look at boredom and understand what makes people bored.  A 2012...
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Dog Training Professionals

What is Non-Associative Learning? – Sensitization and Habituation

by Niki Tudge Non Associative learning is when you are not pairing a stimulus with a behavior. Non-associative learning can...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

You CAN’T Reinforce Fear, But You CAN Help Take It Away.

 Is your dog afraid of thunder and lightning? I have heard and seen people advising pet guardians to ignore their...
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Your New Puppy

Help – My Puppy is a Land Shark!

Why Do Puppies Nip? Since puppies are born without hands, the only way they have to explore the world is...
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Your New Puppy

Dogs Must Love Water! Safety First & Then for Fun

We live on a 380-acre lake, our land goes right into the middle of it. We also have a large...
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Training Your Pet

Well Done Bailey – How Not to Poison Your “Come” Request!

Today I enjoyed a fun 'training' session with Bailey at the kennels where he is staying. Bailey has the habit...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

A Conversation with a Beagle

    I have just had the pleasure of two gorgeous girls enjoying a mini DogSmith Vacation with me.  The...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog Uncategorized

Have Fun While You Learn a New Language – Learn To Speak Dog!

  By Niki Tudge An excerpt taken Chapter One of  A Kids Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog . This chapter...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

A Simple Explanation of Respondent Conditioning

As a dog training professional many of your clients will present behavioral or training challenges that are a result of...
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Pet Care Articles & Tips

Keep your four-legged family members safe and healthy during the holiday season.

  There are many new things happening around the house during the holiday season, visitors coming and going, new scents...
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Dog Training Professionals

The LAB System – A Suitable Humane Approach Without A Hierarchy for Force-Free Pet Trainers

There are several versions of the Humane Hierarchy around and available for dog trainers and behavior consultants to use and...
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Niki's Pondering

Type – Delete – Reset. Manage your social media activity. Your friendships, business and mental health deserve it!

I spend about an hour each day, broken down into short time periods, on social Media. Most of my postings...
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Dog Training Professionals Training Your Pet

A Dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards

In 2014, I published a blog post entitled Jambo’s Hierarchy of Rewards in which I discussed the different reinforcers I...
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Dog Training Professionals

The Downward Spiral of The Family Pet Dog

Written by Niki Tudge Copyright 2017 If putting a human, by nature a social being, in jail or solitary confinement...
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Dog Training Professionals Training Your Pet

Rewards and Positive Reinforcement Consequences

The language we use when discussing our training methods can sometimes be slightly misleading.  Much discussion is given to the...
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People Training Skills

To Teach or To Train?

  By Niki Tudge Whether we train, teach, or both, what are we ultimately impacting? Buckingham and Coffman (1999) differentiate...
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Blogs To Help You Train Your Dog

Dog Training or Behavior Consulting – What’s the difference?

  Listen to a five minute podcast about the DogSmith and our  training and behavior services. There is a difference...
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Open Your Own Business

So You Want To Become A Dog Trainer?

by Niki Tudge Many people working professionally in the pet care industry have different letters or alphabet soup as I...
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