Monthly Archives: May 2012

Choosing Training Methods That Work Best for You

Phil Guida, New Jersey dog trainer who owns Canine Dimensions (, talks to Karen and Renee about his “natural, balanced” system of dog training. The three trainers discuss the differences between positive, reward-based training and methods which employ the use of corrections and rewards. It’s rare for trainers to discuss and debate methodology without it becoming a “heated argument.” But today’s talk was extremely professional, respectful and enlightening.

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Musical CD’s to calm the anxious dog

Renee and Karen interview Lisa Spector, co-founder of “Through a Dog’s Ear,” a series of classical music arrangements specifically arranged to calm dogs with thunder and noise phobias, separation distress and car anxiety, including motion sickness! Listen to this great interview. Also, hear a sampling of the musical arrangements that can help calm your own canine companion.

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