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Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, February 17th, 2019 at 9:54am
Is Our Dogs' Behavior Genetic? Or is it “all in how you raise them”? Nature vs. nurture and raising a well-adjusted dog.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine Kind shared Craigslist Watchdogs's post.Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 3:59pm
While it’s not a foregone conclusion, it’s important to understand that adopting/buying littermates can come with a whole host of issues.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine Kind shared PawesomeDogs.Com's photo.Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 2:29pm
Request alternative behaviors, that way you are always teaching what you prefer them to do instead.
Captures, shape, reinforce, and provide pleasing outcomes.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine Kind shared Canine Transformations Learning Center's post.Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 12:46am
Excellent infographic about desensitizing and counter-conditioning your dog to a stimulus.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindMonday, February 11th, 2019 at 9:42pm
The Golden Rule not only applies to how we treat other people, but also to how we treat our companion animals.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine Kind shared Choke Prong and Shock Collars Used Correctly's post.Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 12:29am
Hear, hear!


Thank you for all the invaluable training! It was wonderful to have you work with us here in our home. You’ve given us so much great information, and more importantly, the confidence to do this! K.L., Sumner, WA

aboutphoto1Really nurtures human-canine relationships…

“Karen is an encourager. She has amazing expertise, is very calm, reads things well, is patient, and really nurtures human-canine relationships.” E.A., Kapowsin, WA

Karen is helping us understand and work through our puppy’s anxiety and resource guarding. She possesses a calm confidence and vast knowledge about all things canine and gave us hope that our puppy can become a calm and happy adult. We highly recommend Karen to anyone who has a dog, no matter what age or stage of life. H.O., Lakewood, WA

Karen is AMAZING, and we trust her completely! Our dog loves her and has come so far with her. We will continue to work with Karen–she is simply the best! K.M., Lake Tapps, WA

Karen is simply amazing! My puppy and I love attending her classes and will only take classes from her. I HIGHLY recommend her! J.A., Puyallup, WA

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