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  • Emergency cues

    May 27, 2015

    As you and your family are thinking of taking your dog with you this summer to the lake, beach, or park, there are going to be lots of new smells, sounds, and distractions out there. Teaching him an emergency recall cue to summon him during urgent situations might just save his life. This cue should…


    10 Healthiest Dog Breeds

    April 26, 2015

    An article was recently posted on iheartdogs.com by Katie Finlay on the 10 healthiest dog breeds. We would like to share that list with those of you who may be looking for a new addition to your family or those who are just curious. This list is in no particular order, so dog number six,…


    Meeting your dog’s needs

    April 2, 2015

    Making sure that the mental, social, and physical needs of your dog are being met is just as important as ignoring undesirable behavior.


    Self Control – Leave It

    March 15, 2015

    Mitch showing how he can “leave it.”


    A Big Win – How I got a large dog into the vet

    March 14, 2015

    I had to take Mitch to the vet this week because of all things he has acne on his chin. He is an adolescent after all! I was a little apprehensive as this was the first time back to the vet for Mitch since he had gone to be neutered. As he got out of…


    Paws for Thought

    March 7, 2015

    Puppy Socialization is the vaccination against behavior problems. More dogs die due to behavior problems that could have been prevented through proper socialization than the number of fatalities related to infectious disease.  


    Karen Pryor Awarded Trainer of the Year

    February 27, 2015

    Waltham, MA, February 18, 2015— Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT) is proud to announce that Karen Pryor has been awarded the prestigious of Trainer of the Year honor for her achievements in canine and animal training at the recent Purina Pro Plan 60th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards. The awards were presented at…


    Basic Cueing

    When giving your dog a cue, remember to keep it simple. A cue should mean one thing only, something that the dog can easily understand and that anybody is able to give.


    Tips and Thoughts

    February 20, 2015

    Today’s tip: Training sessions should be short and fun. Always quit while you are ahead. End on a high note and spend time playing with your dog. Your dog should always have something to look forward to.