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How Dogs Tell Us What We Need to Know | Barbara Sherman | TEDxSandhillsCommunityCollege
Barbara shows us how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety. Barbara Sherman, a board-certified veterina...
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Matters of the Canine Kind shared a post ā€” attending an event at It's A Dog's World Training & Agility Center.Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 11:38pm
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THANK YOU to all of you who turned out today to learn how to better understand what your companion dogs are trying to communicate!

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Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:03pm
Do dogs love *us* or just the cookies and walkies we give them? Dr. Gregory Bernsā€™ ongoing research into canine emotion and cognition sheds light on this subject.
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How dogs love us | Dr. Gregory Berns | TEDxAtlanta
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Does your dogā€™s whining get on your nerves? This article has excellent advice about what to do.

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KarenĀ 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 weĀ trustĀ her completely!Ā 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!

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