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The Reward of Training Shelter Dogs

Students Gain Training Skills, Dogs Get Life Skills: Win-Win! We worked with so many amazing dogs during the most recent sessions of the CATCH Hands-On Programs at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Some needed new social skills, some needed manners, and they all needed … Continue reading



When Students and Shelter Dogs Succeed, Our Hearts Sing

There’s Nothing Better than Teaching Great Students During the Spring session of the CATCH University for Dog Trainers (our 6-week on-campus course), Pia Silvani and I were reminded of all the reasons why we love teaching. There is something magical about … Continue reading



How Smart is My Dog?

How Dognition can Give You a New Perspective on Your Best Friend CATCH is thrilled to bring you this special guest blog with Dr. Brian Hare, the Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Centre and author of the New York Times … Continue reading



Does Your Dog Have the Olympic Spirit?





I’ll Take A Large Pie, Two Orders of Fries, and a Dog

“I’ll Take A Large Pie, Two Orders of Fries, and a Dog” It’s convenient.  It’s crazy.  Dog lovers order puppies like pizza delivery.  Over the Internet.  Decisions are made on photos alone.  Hearts are throbbing, fingers clicking, breeders crating, dogs are … Continue reading



Click and Shipped Puppy Stories

These two stories illustrate the points made in our last post about why it is risky to purchase a dog sight unseen… Are You Hearing Me? A couple of years ago in NYC, I met a new client with a … Continue reading



Does My Dog Respect Me?

How did you do on our quiz, “Does My Dog Respect Me?”  If you scored high on this quiz (and your dog is a happy hound that doesn’t fear you), congratulations. You are a good leader and probably have a wonderful … Continue reading



Off-Leash Joy

There are few things better than hiking with your dog. Recipe: Drop dog in woods.  Walk.  Experience dog’s contagious joy.



Do You Trust Your Dog Off Leash?

Scientific Training Concepts Made Simple Note for aspiring dog trainers: The below article by CATCH was originally written for NYC Central Park’s eBarker Magazine.  As you read it, note the use of many key “learning theory” concepts, such as reinforcement … Continue reading



Why Does My Dog Ignore Me?

Why do some dogs ignore their owners daily… but then seem to bond with a skilled dog trainer in seconds, and listen attentively to that trainer forever? Hint: It’s a matter of repetition, but not the kind you might think. Repetition … Continue reading




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