Now in New York City at Instinct Dog Behavior and Training
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Podcast Feature

I was thrilled while on a recent trip to Chicago to be featured on the Dog Training Conversations Podcast with my friends Chad Mackin and Jay Jack. Feel free to listen to the Podcast (episode Bridging the Gap) here or here for non-Apple users. I was in Chicago to visit…

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Poor Timing

Hi Sarah, I have a couple of questions. I’ve had two sessions – two nights in a row, where the owner’s timing is way off. I was trying to find ways of helping them to improve their timing, do you have any suggestions? Secondly, do you ever encounter people who are simple clicker…

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What Should I Do?

  Hi Sarah, I recently started using more food and treats when training my dog. I am very happy with the results except I am concerned because my dog has started to become possessive of me. I work in a dog daycare and have been training at work (I figured…

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Confidence is Silent

This applies to dogs as well. Very often people tell me their dog is an ‘alpha’ because it is aggressive or pushy to other dogs. I explain that their dog is acting like a bully, not an ‘alpha’ and they are behaving this was because they are actually insecure. Truly…

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It’s Not Drinking Alone

To go along with our super popular keychains I set up these shirts for sale on TeeSpring. They come in unisex, women’s tees and tank tops. Multiple colours. Funds will support my travel expenses to the 2015 APDT Conference where I will be speaking. BUY IT HERE

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To Crate or Not To Crate?

A bonus, not a penalty Many people refuse to crate or kennel-train their dogs because they feel the confinement is cruel. However, a crate or kennel can give dogs a sense of security. Crate training done properly is also a highly effective management system that can be a lifesaver for…