Training Resources

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Dahl Animal Behavior and Massage – Greater Seattle Area

Wendy Dahl is an Animal Behaviorist and Massage Therapist

Training Articles

Problems Associated With Adopting Two Puppies at the Same Time

Most training professionals strongly recommend against adopting two pups at the same time.

Socialization and Single Event Learning

A discussion of fear periods and single event learning

Caring for your Dog’s Neck and Spine – Dog Collar Issues

A very interesting evaluations from a book written by a chiropractor on the various collar types used for dogs.

Teaching Inhibitions – Safe, effective punishment revealed

Excellent article on the effectiveness of mild negative reinforcements

Why I’m Not a “Force Free” Trainer

Discussion about adapting your trainer methods to the dog's needs

Adopting a New Dog – 5 Common Mistakes

5 Common Mistakes adopters make when bringing home a new dog.

Dog not Eating – Some helpful tips from Georgia

Suggestions for handling times when your dog isn't eating properly

Ian Dunbar eBook Before You Get Your Puppy

Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian and animal behaviorist who has written many books on dog behavior and training

Ian Dunbar eBook After You Get Your Puppy

Ian Dunbar is well known veterinarian, animal behaviorist and trainer who has written numerous books on dog behavior and training.

Separation Anxiety – How to help your dog cope

Suggestions for helping your dog learn to be comfortable away from you.

My Dog is Not a Petting Zoo

An article about the importance of protecting your dog from uncomfortable social encounters