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CATCH at the APDT Conference this Year

In-Home Rivalries Between Dogs are Common How to Train Beloved Pets to Live Together Peacefully CATCH School Director, David Muriello, CPDT-KA, SDC, will be presenting at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference this October. One of the talks he’ll … Continue reading

A Big Miss on Every Puppy Socialization Checklist

Don’t Be in the Dark On This There is nothing like the pure joy of knowing you are going to bring a new puppy into your life. And then there are the technical details. Ever the eager trainer, I printed … Continue reading

Advanced Behavior So Simple Even a 3-Month Old Can Learn It

Some of the most useful manners can be built from simple training techniques. In this video, we’ll show you a few snippets of Hazel and Lido displaying self-control and having fun doing it. Hazel is 10 years old and Lido … Continue reading

You CAN Get Focused Attention Around Distractions

4 Quick Tips for Connection Outdoors Check out Lido, the new pup of David, our School Director.  At the age of 3 months, he is already doing great with looking at temptations (like this squirrel) and then looking back at … Continue reading

The One Thing I Don’t Love About Puppy Push-Ups

Pro Trainer Tip:  Don’t Train a Guessing Dog “Puppy push-ups” are a popular exercise that started way back in the first positive puppy classes taught by Dr. Ian Dunbar in the 1980’s.  The puppy push-up is a clever and effective … Continue reading

3 of the Simplest, Smartest Puppy Training Tips

Super Valuable Puppy Training From the moment you take a puppy home, everything you do is a learning experience that shapes future behavior. Avoid the common mistakes and make a big difference with these tips: 1) Put the pup’s overnight … Continue reading

What REALLY Makes Puppies Special – Part 2

The 7 Most Important Things to Teach a Young Puppy In last month’s article, we covered 4 out of the 7 most important things to work on with a young puppy: socialization, separation, handling, and comfort with sharing. Today, let’s … Continue reading

What REALLY Makes Puppies Special (Hint: Think of a Sponge)

The 7 Most Important Things to Teach a Young Puppy We all agree that puppies are unbelievably cute, but there’s much more to their early days than just the devastating looks. Their young age represents a special opportunity for dog … Continue reading

How Do I Change a Dog’s Behavior – Part 2

Behavior Problem-Solving 101 (continued) Last month we began discussing the art and science of training a dog to change their actions (behavior modification). If you haven’t read the first part of this article yet, or want a review, check it … Continue reading

How Do I Change a Dog’s Behavior?

Behavior Problem-Solving 101 Every dog owner, even those madly in love with their dog (all of us), probably sees at least one behavior that they would like to change in their beloved pet. The art and science of training a … Continue reading


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