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Troubleshooting Treat Training

By: Melissa Kolmar CPDT-KA I was listening to the Canine Conversations podcast: Common Treat Training Problems and How to Fix Them. I wanted to share the eight problems they highlighted …

So Fresh and So Clean

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA   Are you a clean trainer? Your first thought may be “No way! I use cheese and peanut butter! We make a mess!” I do too! …

Slow is Fast

  By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA   Greetings! I just got back from a wonderful vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. We spent the week hiking, relaxing and playing with the pups. …

Five Freedoms and Dog Training

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA Have you heard of the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare? ASPCA defines them as such: 1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst by ready-access to fresh water …

WTF

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA   “What’s the Function?” -Susan Friedman, PhD   Now that I have your attention! I wanted to talk about our dogs’ behavior today and the wonderful …

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA It’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! The day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are patiently waiting for a loving home. This …

Are You Telling Stories?

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA “He pooped on the floor because he was mad I went out with my friends.” “She is jealous of my boyfriend, so she chewed up his …

How to Show Up for Your Dog

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA I listened to a great podcast today-Canine Conversations: Human-Canine Behavior Connection Parts 1 and 2. They featured Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDT-KA, who wrote a book titled: Human-Canine Behavior Connection – A …