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How predictable are you in your dog training sessions?
Should you feed your dog “human” food?
Is your dog reactive toward other dogs when on leash?

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Our book Juvenile Delinquent Dogs book has been nominated for a Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers Association of America! It is one of four finalists in the category of Books-Care, Health, Training, Behavior. Winners will be announced on February 10th.

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Our book has been nominated for an award!

Our book Juvenile Delinquent Dogs book has been nominated for a Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers Association of America! It is one of four finalists in the category of Books-Care, Health, Training, Behavior. Winners will be announced on February 10th! 

 
Product Updates:  Member Area for Juvenile Delinquent Dogs Book Owners

CHAPTER 1 - SETTING EXPECTATIONS
YOUR DOG’S NEEDS - Nutrition and Weight Management - Should you feed your dog “human” food?

CHAPTER 7: EVALUATING YOUR PROGRESS
WHY YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOR ISN’T CHANGING - How predictable are you in your dog training sessions?


PART TWO: PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
PROBLEM SOLVING MODEL - BARKING AND LUNGING ON LEASH - Is your dog reactive toward other dogs when on leash?
 

Is your dog afraid of men, children, or others?
 
Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon for a dog adopted through a rescue group or shelter to be afraid of men and in some cases, children. In some cases, these dogs adjust easily to the men in the household but not to others. In other cases, the dog is equally afraid of men living in their new household too. This can make for a very stressful home life.

This puppy is clearly afraid of something or someone nearby

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How predictable are you in your dog training sessions?
 
We humans tend to be much more predictable than we realize. Our dogs know it, but we don’t. Because of our predictability, sometimes the reliability of our dogs’ training is not as strong as we think it is. Let me give you an example.

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Should you feed your dog “human” food?

I’m not sure where this all started, but I hear lots of people say they never feed human food to their dogs as if it’s a badge of honor. He only gets dog food and dog treats. Have veterinarians told them to never feed their dogs human food? Have other trainers told them never to feed human food? Is this some urban myth that has been floated around?



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Is your dog reactive toward other dogs when on leash?

You’re out walking your dog through your neighborhood and another person turns the corner with their own dog. Your dog, who was walking pretty well on a loose leash, suddenly barks, lunges at the end of the leash, and is difficult to get back under control. He doesn’t stop his display until the other dog is past you and a ways down the street. You’re embarrassed, not only by your dog’s display, but your lack of success in getting him to listen to you with another dog nearby. If that sounds familiar, you are not alone!


Romeo and friends practice polite on-leash behaviors

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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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