Practice Saying No

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Have you ever been walking your dog when someone approached and asked to pet them? You know your dog can be uncomfortable about new …

Let’s Go 2020!

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA It’s 2020…can you believe it?! Ten years ago, Ann Waterbury opened New Dawn Animal Behavior Center. I came on board as an intern in 2015 …

Holiday Safety for Dogs

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA   Here are our tips for a safe holiday with your dogs:   • Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it doesn’t tip …

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 …