Dog Blog Monthly Archives: July 2015

Join Doggedly Devoted and dozens of other local organizations for a “meet and woof” at Tom’s Dog Run (112th and FDR Drive) on Saturday, August 8 from 12 to 4 pm.

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July 23, 2015 by Sophie Liu

by Sophie Liu, CDBC, Doggedly Devoted Summer Training Associate Training dogs is usually pretty simple. The hard part is rewarding good behavior consistently and removing rewards for undesirable (“bad”) behaviors. But mistakes will happen. How do we correct problems without using forceful or coercive punishments? As it turns out, there are often very simple solutions…

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July 8, 2015 by megan

All of us at Doggedly Devoted want to extend our sincere condolences to Willy’s family, Emily and Andy. We didn’t know him for very long, but we know that Willy was a very special dog. Willy had had 3 spinal surgeries to help him with lameness in his hindquarters. When he first arrived at Doggedly…

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July 1, 2015 by Sophie Liu

Building a Foundation You can’t learn calculus without first learning algebra. Loose leash walking follows the same rules. A beautifully focused dog voluntarily loose-leash walking is the same as a dog performing calculus. In order to tune out distractions, stay focused, and control herself, a dog needs have strong impulse control and handler focus. She…

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