Pack Walk In Prospect Park!

Pack Walk In Prospect Park!

The Calm Energy crew had an amazing pack walk last week, through Prospect Park! Eight pooches joined the gang, led by our Calm Energy greyhounds Monkey and Turtle. At first, when the group of dogs gathered in a circle – most of whom had never met before – there was lots of barking and more […]

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How To Get Your Dog To Leave The Dog Park

Recall: win-win-win. happy, positive treat/praise/rub, release/reward. practice in the park, around distractions! Better proofing, and more rewardeven add leashing and releasing. this all said, don’t call to “come” when leaving the park! (Why?)Instead “sit”, “lie down”, “let’s go for a walk” Make walks fun!

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Dog Trainer’s Party! (On Separation Anxiety)

Dog Trainer’s Party! (On Separation Anxiety)

I just got back from a dog trainer’s party! Well, no balloons, cake, or cocktails, but still lots of fun. It was a meeting of tri-state dog trainers and sharing of questions, experiences, knowledge, and training methods, hosted in Manhattan by the Dog Trainers’ Connection.  Dog Trainers’ Connection, 6/16/2011Round Table on Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety means your dog […]

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Old Schools Or New Tools?

Old Schools Or New Tools?

This street art installation has absolutely nothing to do with dogs, or dog training. But I enjoyed seeing it. And it made me think… …about dogs.And dog training.(Go figure!) TECHNOLOGY If you own a pet, you are probably already painfully aware of the sheer mountain of new training-related inventions, technological innovations, and products out there […]

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