Training tip – teach puppies to enjoy grooming & handling
Your dog is talking – are you listening?

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Zuzu, a greyhound at 4.5 weeks old

We are adding a new puppy to our household!  A local greyhound rescue group that we work with received a pregnant foster and they asked us to adopt one of the puppies.  We have named her Zuzu (the name of one of the characters in the movie, Its A Wonderful Life). We plan to post as much detail as possible about how we raise her, including not just training, but covering areas including the food we feed her, dental and nail trimming care, socialization, crate and house training and more.  Watch for these posts on our blog, Facebook, Google+ and this newsletter. 
 
 

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Training tip – teach puppies to enjoy grooming & handling
 
One of the things we work on in my Puppy Preschool Classes is learning to tolerate and hopefully even enjoy handling and grooming. I wish we had more time to spend on it, and I am thinking about making some changes to my curriculum to incorporate more time for it.


Romeo patiently allows me to trim his nails with no restraint needed.

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Your dog is talking – are you listening?
 
Sometimes I hear people say, I wish my dog could talk. I wish he could just tell me what he wants or what he’s thinking. What these people do not realize is that their dogs do talk – or communicate – but they just aren’t listening closely enough. Dogs do not speak English. Why would they, they are not humans. But they do talk in their own language. They do communicate with us. Sometimes it’s very obvious – at least I think it is. Sometimes it is more subtle. But if you are willing to listen, your dog does talk to you.
 

 
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Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Ed Soehnel, The wife/husband team of The Light of Dog, with Romeo, our Vizsla. 
Image Taken at Snow Mountain Ranch, near Granby, Colorado.  See the full image here.


Sue conducts all training for Love My Dog Training, our business in metro-Denver, Colorado, since 2004. Sue has been providing dog training and behavior counseling since 1996. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is author of Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Sanity and Successfully Living with Your Adolescent Dog, Ask The Trainer: Answers to common questions about dog training and behavior issues, including jumping, leash manners, aggression, fearfulness, and morehas written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training published in 2010. She also writes a bimonthly Ask the Trainer column for the Colorado Greyhound Adoption newsletter and is the the Co-Founder of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network, which provides networking, training and dog -related education, business education, and referral sources for trainers in Colorado. Her designations include: approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and, a Professional Member and the Greeter for the State of Colorado of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Ed’s background is leading companies from startup through exit.  He splits his time between working on The Light Of Dog and Love My Dog Training , and working with startups and early-stage B2C and B2B2C companies.  More about Ed can be found on his website

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