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Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, March 29th, 2020 at 2:45pm
Wondering when you should start training your puppy? Hint: right now!
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, March 29th, 2020 at 2:42pm
Something to make you smile! 😊
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5:49pm
“A great way to take advantage of extra time with your dog while working from home is to reinforce behaviors your dog already knows or train new ones. The recall is a really important behavior – one that can mean the difference between your dog having to stay on leash or having leash-free romp time. It is also a life-saving skill – like when a dog is running toward a busy road, and you need him to respond to your cue to return to you, quickly! But teaching the recall behavior to your dog can be challenging – and sometimes a little overwhelming.

Take some pressure off by turning your recall practice into fun and games. This can help you and your dog enjoy the training and take it to the next level.”
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, March 15th, 2020 at 9:19pm
“The fallout from these coercive methods is not presented on TV.” ~Dr. Clive Wynne, referring to the force-based training techniques modeled in popular media in his book “Dog Is Love.”
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, March 15th, 2020 at 3:18pm
Teaching your dog to “place” is incredibly valuable for many reasons, but suffice it to say that it will enhance your quality of life together. Here’s how teach this useful behavior:
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindWednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 12:30am
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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

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“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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