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Jill

November 26, 2010

Thanks to Dana Malone I have a happy pack.  Everyone is chilling on my bed, nobody is growling, everyone is responding…Dana, you are an angel…thank you thank you thank you!          VF, Vancouver

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Harry

November 15, 2010

  The class was fun and what a difference it made. He walks nicely now and today we trusted him to stay with us off the leash around our house. He came when we called and was obviously ready to show us what a good boy he is.       VB  

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Gracie

October 19, 2010

  Thanks for your help today. John and I feel more positive and confident about Gracie's future. With your training tips, we will do our best to help her be a sweet girl to other dogs. We look forward to your next visit – with your dogs.       JM

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Olene

October 11, 2010

Thank you, I really appreciate all you have done for me and my family.   I feel so much better about our future with Olene!    JF

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Spock

October 11, 2010

You did such great work.  Your help was a blessing.    K & C

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Leadership v. Dominance

September 13, 2010

Dog owners need to be “alpha” and dominate their dogs to make them obey.   Anytime a dog does something you do not want them to, they should be labeled as dominant, bad dogs and their owners are not fulfilling the “alpha” role these dogs need. This way of thinking is outdated and, in my opinion, […]

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Wila

August 28, 2010

We want to thank you again for coming out and helping us with Wila. Walks are easier and walking out back in back yard is a pleasure with out being attacked. We plan to continue using as you recommended and keep you posted as I am sure we will have other things that come up […]

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Jack

August 18, 2010

Mary was looking for a laid-back, lower energy dog when she adopted Jack.   He turned out to be quite the opposite but he was very loving (of her), protective and a fun companion so she really wanted to make the relationship work. After working with me, only once, she sent a very sweet message which […]

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Separation Anxiety

July 19, 2010

Desensitization and Counterconditioning The goal is to help your dog come to the conclusion that being left alone is not something to become frantic over. 1) When you are at home, try to distance yourself from your dog.  Put his favorite bed and toys in the opposite corner from your chair or sofa.   2) […]

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Phases of Training for your Dog

July 19, 2010

By Dana Malone Each dog is different and I do not believe that one approach or one motivator work for every dog.   In general, a dog that is sensitive or lacks self confidence will not respond well to negative motivation so these should be minimized.  Whereas, a dog that is pushy or dominant is […]

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