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 …

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 …

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: …

Language Matters

By: Melissa Kolmar, CPDT-KA, SBA If you have taken classes with me (especially Puppy Pre-School and Advanced Manners), you probably have heard me talk about the importance of language. The language we …

The Value of Hand Targeting

By: Norris Boyd, Volunteer with New Dawn Animal Behavior Center When I was first introduced to hand target training at New Dawn, I couldn’t see a clear purpose for it. …