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Teaching new dogs old tricks: Why pet therapy continues to work - WGN-TV

Teaching new dogs old tricks: Why pet therapy continues to work - WGN-TV | Dog Therapy Training | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- The benefits of pet therapy are well-documented. It’s been around for decades and is now in widespread use at many hospitals. In recent years, doctors have found new areas of effectivene...
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Hollywood's Top Dog Trainers Dish on the Best Barking Remedies

Hollywood's Top Dog Trainers Dish on the Best Barking Remedies | Dog Therapy Training | Scoop.it
Says Jeffrey Brian Liebowitz of Karma Dog Training, “It doesn't take long at all. It just takes quieting of the mind and tuning into your dog's energy.” If your dog's incessant barking is caused by aggressive or overprotective ...
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I'd be cautious about thinking a collar will fix the barking problem. Too often we want quick fixes without helping the dog learn what we want and expect.  Training the dog is a much more long-lasting fix on most behavior issues that applying some tool. 

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Puppy Love: Therapy dogs provide affection for those who need it - The Sentinel

Puppy Love: Therapy dogs provide affection for those who need it - The Sentinel | Dog Therapy Training | Scoop.it
The middle-aged woman had few interactions with anyone during her three years as a resident at the East Shore assisted living facility.
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Our experience in Central Missouri is similar to the growth of the therapy dog program reported in this article about its growth in Pennsylvania. We have some 50 dogs involved in our own group.

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Sometimes You Need to Deal with the WHY in Dog Training and ...

Sometimes You Need to Deal with the WHY in Dog Training and ... | Dog Therapy Training | Scoop.it
I realized the other day, that I need to write an article on the WHY's of behavior. Sometimes you need to deal with WHY a dog is doing something in order to move on and fix or change the behavior. But I will have to say that ...
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Useful analogy in this article - don't just mop up the water on the floor, find out what caused the leak so you can fix it. 

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