Category: Dog

Managing Canine Osteoarthritis

Rebecca Barr, BVMS MRCVS MSc

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease commonly seen in pet dogs. It has been found that 80% of dogs over the age of 8, and 20% of dogs over the age of 1 have osteoarthritis to some degree, with complications of arthritis being one of the leading causes of euthanasia in older pets. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. However, there are many things we can do to help keep them as comfortable as possible and ensure they maintain a good quality of life.

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Cueing our Learners: Giving Feedback in Dog Training Classes

Helen Prinold, M.Sc, CDBC

Dog trainers and behavior consultants tend to spend a lot of time helping our learners – the clients, not their dogs – develop new skills to help manage their canines. Yet early in my career I had observed that the majority of our professional development tends to be about how dogs learn, and not so much about how people learn.

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Using Mat Work Training in Behavior Modification

By Sarah Dixon, CDBC

The concept of mat work or place training is nothing new in dog training. However, it remains one of my favorite behaviors to teach because it is very useful for pet owners and extremely versatile in behavior modification work.

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