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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

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 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.


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