Fri, 7 December 2007
Happy Holidays from Canine Campus!
We hope you enjoy the attached card and wish you and your entire pack a safe, fun, and restful holiday season.
To keep the stress level low during this time of "high distraction", remember to:
1. Set your dogs and your guests up for success by providing clear
communication, handy treats, and a management plan.
2. Have plenty of loaded food toys, regular toys, and quiet areas
ready to provide easy distraction or comfortable time-outs.
3. Remember that the vet's office may be closed when you are at your busiest; call now to get the emergency vet phone number and post it in a handy place - surely, nothing will go wrong over the holidays, but better safe than sorry!
We have plenty of podcasts lined up for the new year, and look forward to getting back in touch with you in 2008!
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Thu, 18 October 2007
More podcasts coming soon. We promise.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm UTC
Sat, 2 June 2007
Deven discusses how to approach the problem of resource guarding, with valuable references and tools for keeping pup away from treasured but troublesome treats. Later in the show, learn how to defer this behavior from puppyhood while teaching appropriate chewing and mouthing.
Recommended Reading and Links:
MINE! A Guide To Resource Guarding In Dogs by Jean Donaldson
Award Winner, Dog Writer's Assn. of America, 2002, Training and Behavior Book.
The San Francisco SPCA
Wed, 16 May 2007
Almost-perfect pooches that exhibit bad behavior on-leash might have many reasons for doing so - here's how to accurately identify and change the behavior, with details on how the process works and what you can do to increase your efficiency as a trainer. Thanks to listener Mark from Sweden for sending in the question, and you can do the same at www.CanineCampus.com Recommended Reading and Links:
Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog (with Karen London)
Sun, 8 April 2007
As promised in the last show, these excerpts from the Canine Campus class manual provide direction on methods for socialization, the Socialization Scavenger Hunt, and teaching bite inhibition.
Mon, 26 February 2007
Finding the right trainer for you, how to build "anticipation" in training, praise for Susan Garrett, why puppy socialization is so important.
Susan Garret via Dogwise
DOGS! Course at Purdue University