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DogRead Yahoo discussion list May 16-31

Sue will be the guest author on the DogRead Yahoo group discussing her book Juvenile Delinquent Dogs from May 16-31. We would love to have you join her there and share with anyone you know who might be interested!

June Fundraiser!
 
The Light of Dog is pairing up with the nonprofit group Big Dogs Huge Paws for a fundraising activity! Big Dogs Huge Paws is a nonprofit rescue group committed to helping giant breed dogs. During the entire month of June, The Light of Dog's online products will be available for the donation amount of your choice. 50% of all proceeds from online products purchased from our website during June will be donated to Big Dogs Huge Paws.

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June Fundraiser!

The Light of Dog is pairing up with the nonprofit group Big Dogs Huge Paws for a fundraising activity! Big Dogs Huge Paws is a nonprofit rescue group committed to helping giant breed dogs. During the entire month of June, The Light of Dog's online products will be available for the donation amount of your choice. 50% of all proceeds from online products purchased from our website during June will be donated to Big Dogs Huge Paws.

 
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Eat your veggies, and you can have dessert!
 
What does “eat your veggies and you can have dessert” have to do with dog training, you might ask? Any good dog trainer will tell you it has a lot to do with dog training! For those who are really into the science behind the training, they will know we are talking about the Premack Principle. Most of us living with dogs really don’t care what the scientific jargon is behind the principles, all we care about is how does this help me? (Sort of how, for dogs, what they care about is, “what’s in this for me?”)

The chase is on!

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Ever lost your dog?
 
As I write this, we are having an April snowstorm and the thermometer says 19 degrees outside. Our dog and our visiting dogs are safe and warm indoors. My husband just happened to look out the window at the right time and spot two dogs we do not know running loose on our property. He bundled up, went outside to find them and brought them inside. Fortunately, they were wearing ID tags so we could call and notify the owners.

Have you taken precautions to prevent your dog from running away or getting lost?
 
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Help, my dog doesn’t listen when we’re outside!
 
As spring arrives and the weather starts getting warmer, more people start getting outdoors with their dogs. For those who have not been walking their dogs regularly during the winter, this hopefully means they start doing more walks with their dogs. For those who have walked their dogs regularly during the winter, it means they start seeing more people and their dogs out on walks.


A member of our Feisty Fido Class this winter

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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. 

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 with over 15 years of experience. 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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