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Pet Trainer Gayle Ballinger - Pawsitive Steps Dog Training

Pet Trainer

Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!

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Gayle Ballinge Dog Trainer - Pawsitive Steps Dog Training

Love What You Do

I was asked the other day if I loved working with dogs and if I loved my career choice. My immediate response was an enthusiastic “YES!”

Later that evening, I really began thinking about that question.

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Dog Size Matters - Pawsitive Steps Dog Training

Understand Dogs

Is it hard for you to understand if your dog’s play is aggressive or just playful?

So, how do you monitor play? This goes regardless of anything: If you think someone is going to truly get hurt, interrupt them.

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Dogs Playing - Pawsitive Steps Dog Training

Dog Playing

Some dogs are truly a show off!!! Do you know what I mean? I see this in the play times during classes frequently. Some of the pups, Dancer included, cares more about you watching him play than the actual play.

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