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Making Accommodations When Training Senior Dogs

Making Accommodations When Training Senior Dogs

As dogs age, their needs change. Meeting those needs can require special considerations during private or class training sessions. Senior dogs may have physical limitations, cognitive decline, and different training and socialization needs compared to younger dogs....

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Outdoor Enrichment: Tips for Creating a Fun Yard and Garden for Your Dog

Outdoor Enrichment: Tips for Creating a Fun Yard and Garden for Your Dog

As a dog trainer, you know how important it is for dogs to have enriching experiences in and around their home. A client’s own backyard can be a marvelous place to begin! Outdoor canine enrichment is an opportunity to engage a dog’s senses, provide mental and physical stimulation, and exercise their natural behaviors. Discover five ways your clients can add beneficial enrichment to their outside space while still protecting their cherished companion from potential outdoor hazards.

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The Art of Gratitude: Why Thanking Your Clients Matters in Dog Training

The Art of Gratitude: Why Thanking Your Clients Matters in Dog Training

As a professional dog trainer, your clients are your livelihood, filling your classes and private training calendar with needed income. Many clients can also become your biggest supporters, referral generators, and even close friends. By reaching out with a heartfelt thanks, you’ll strengthen those relationships, help build your business, and get a lot of personal satisfaction and joy from your work, as well.

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Teach Your Clients to Speak Dog: 10 Ways Dogs Say Nope

Teach Your Clients to Speak Dog: 10 Ways Dogs Say Nope

The family dog is so closely involved in the everyday activities of a household that it’s easy for people to view them as a childlike family member. Unlike a child, however, dogs can’t say “no” when they are frightened or anxious, and their ways of expressing...

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