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  • Behind the Wheel: 7 Safety Tips

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    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB AllThingsDogBlog.com Tanner ALWAYS Rides in the BackI have a couple--sometimes 3--favorite tagalongs for errands, dog park visits, checking in withGrandma and other fun outings that are dog-friendly. With each passing year I seem to learn new things that help me to maintain a safe drive for all participants. Hopefully you'll take a minute to soak these up: Always use crash-tested seatbelts and harnesses, attached to either the car's seatbelt system or the cargo tie...
  • Dogs' Noses and How They Work

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    Saturday March 14th, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB Ted-Ed on YoutubeAs a followup to our #SilverSlippers post on K9 nosework from this past Monday, we'd like to share this educational and enjoyable #TedTalk video on how our dogs' noses work: I hope you learned a few things about your dog's nose that are useful in helping you figure out his unique behaviors. Understanding one another helps us bond more closely. Have a great weekend, and be sure to get out and take a walk! Grab those #SilverSlippers and let's get walking,
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Shares Pet-Related Giveaways

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    Thursday March 12th, 2015 at 01:00 PM

    Square_140_pby Carrie Boyko, CEB Fido's Freebie Friday is back again, always opening by 4 PM on Thursdays to share an assortment of pet-related giveaways for both you and your furry friends. Look for goodies like pet-themed jewelry, books, treats, problem-solving tools for your pet household and more. Now let's get to today's Fido's Freebie Friday. Bloggers are invited to list belowtheircurrently opengiveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to...
  • #SilverSlippers: Theming a Dog Walk

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    Monday March 9th, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_conformationinyard_wby Carrie Boyko, CEB Tanner Found a Cat in Our Elm TreeLately the boys and I have been testing out some new walking themes in our efforts to give Tanner a few new thrills in life as a senior. Don't get me wrong, Oliver enjoys these games as well. To be honest, I do too! It's always fun to change things up a bit, and plugging in a new theme for each walk--or even each week's walks--can be a fun way to teach your dog to reconnect with his senses, even if they may be lagging a bit behind their...
  • Stopping Leash Biting

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    Saturday March 7th, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_leash_biting_example By Kevin Duggan, CPDT-KA

    Kevin Duggan Read on If Your Dog Displays This BehaviorWhen youre walking your dog does he ever decide to play a little tug-o-war with the leash? Do you find this to be a little annoying or downright uncontrollable? This is a pretty common problem that a lot of people are dealing with. This is something that I help a lot of my clients with, as well as a lot of shelter dogs. Why do dogs even find this to be enjoyable?The simple answer is because the dogs behavior is...
  • #FidosFreebieFriday Heads for the Hills

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    Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 01:00 PM

    by Carrie Boyko, CEB With Spring almost here, the All Things Dog Blog clan is heading for snow country for a little trekking, skiing and family bonding, before the snow disappears. Oliver enjoyed last year's first snowy experience so much that he's tagging along to get some more hiking in the white stuff. When he saw me packing his warm coat, I think he figured out where we were headed--heaven, of course! Lunch on top of the mountain with the fam. Looking forward to a great trip....
  • Ask the Dog Trainer: Dealing with Fear of Larger Dogs

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    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 06:30 AM

    Square_140_big_guy_on_the_benchwby Carrie Boyko, CEB Oliver (in the middle) Joins the Big Dogs at the Parkfor a Group GreetingDear Michael, I have a toy poodle that is about 7 years old. She is prissy and fearful of bigger dogs. Our neighborhood is like dog central. Mostly larger dogs but a few small ones like Chihuahuas and a Boston Terrier, plus a few crosses or rescued mutts. When I walk Muffin she is always interested in visiting other small dogs. Shes not playful but she does sniff and sort of say hello in a doggy way....
  • Ask the Doga Instructor: Part 6

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    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 08:00 AM

    Square_140_airplane_on_tanner.rear_facing_arm_wby Carrie Boyko, CEB A Joyful Journey CARRIE: Finally, the main reason I started this workout regimen was to find a way to build strength and flexibility at home while bonding with my dogs. Its working so well that I am building a deeper bond with Tanner and Oliver, while seeing benefits for my health which I know will be helpful going forward. Can you elaborate on these benefits based on your relationship with Nikki B. and her participation in your practice? JESS: Getting in touch with the...
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