Monthly Archives: January 2012

Barrier Frustration

Karen Fazio discusses the behavioral issue called “Barrier Frustration.”  Dogs can experience this when they’re behind a window, a fence, on a leash or anytime a barrier causes them to feel frustrated because they cannot go and investigate something that is interesting to them.  Listen to how to prevent this and what can be done to improve the dog’s behavior.

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Therapy dog training

Renee interviewed author Nancy Stanley, who wrote a book called “Pillow with a Heartbeat.” The book is narrated by “Truffles,” Nancy’s therapy dog.  It’s a heartwarming story about a mini-chocolate poodle puppy who has an unfortunate start, but who then takes on a very important role of being a therapy dog for the elderly and seriously ill children.  To purchase Truffles’ story, click on this link:

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Wintertime safety tips for dogs

Karen gave her listening audience incredibly important tips for keeping dogs safe during the winter.  She talked a lot about some products that can be used for preventing sore paw-pads. She also reminded everyone that when we have deep snowfalls, our 4-6 foot fences shrink up a lot so dogs can practically walk over the fence and get lost!  Renee spent time talking about her unique puppy classes that are approved by the American Kennel Club.

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