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Halloween Safety for Dogs

  By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Halloween is my favorite holiday by far (it also happens to be my wedding anniversary)! It is important that we keep our dogs …

Denali’s New Life

By: Karey Burek, PhD   On a hot day in late August 2018, Denali was locked in a cage, doused in a chemical accelerant and watched as the house was set on fire around her; I can only guess that …

12 Years of Freedom

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Those of you who have spent some time with me know that I really got into dog behavior when I began volunteering at the ASPCA …

ORT Liability Agreement

I/We hereby assume all risks of, and responsibility for, accidents and/or damage to myself or to my property or to others, resulting from the actions of my dog. I/We expressly …

Be Careful of Guarantees

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Many potential clients ask me if we offer a guarantee or how many sessions it will take to “fix” their dog. Here are my answers: …

Always Learning

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA Your dog is constantly learning and training. Your dog is learning from every interaction with you. I am going to repeat that: Your dog is …

Take a Break!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA This past Saturday I took the day off to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect day: we went to the beach and then had …