Author Archive | Gayle Ballinger

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Lessons Learned From Dogs

It occurred to me that many of the articles in my blog have to do with teaching and training your dog (in all fairness, I am a dog trainer!)…it also occurred to me that our dogs, if we’re listening, have many life lessons they can teach us, if we are willing to learn.

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Dog Poisoning

If it’s safe for you to use, it should be safe for your dog…right? Wrong! Each year, there are thousands of dogs who are poisoned by common, everyday substances that are found around your home, things that seem harmless because you use them, but that doesn’t mean they are harmless for Fido.

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Puppy Training Mistakes

Puppy training is a two-way process, both you and your pup are having a learning experience…although he/she is learning about what you expect of her…what behaviors you want, you’re both learning about each other. It’s a great time for bonding and building that special relationship that you can only have with your dog.

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Dog Park Behavior

It’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood…you have always wanted to take Fido to the off leash dog park just down the street…today just might be the perfect day for it. But wait! Have you and your pup prepared to be in the company of several other off leash canines and their owners?

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