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Rooting for the Underdog

Published on the Ledger Transcript (http://www.ledgertranscript.com) Why I love the Underdog   By Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA   Monday, November 4, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, November 5, 2013)   Looking back on my life, I’ve always rooted for the underdog, literally.   As a high school student, I would take the city bus downtown to volunteer at the local shelter.

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What is Behaviorally Healthy?

Published on the Ledger Transcript (http://www.ledgertranscript.com) Tips on Raising  Behaviorally Healthy Dogs   By Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA   Monday, October 21, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, October 22, 2013)   Physically healthy means keeping the body healthy. It means the same for our dogs. Living in the Northeast means living with mosquitoes, so we give our dogs’ a monthly heartworm

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No Remorse

Published on the Ledger Transcript (http://www.ledgertranscript.com) Dogs Have  No Remorse   By Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA   Monday, September 30, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, October 1, 2013)   Being a professional dog trainer, I should know better than to expect a dog to show remorse.   I think I’ve shared that Jubilee, as well-trained as she is and having won

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Concept Vs Context

Published on the Ledger Transcript (http://www.ledgertranscript.com) Concept Versus Context, When it Comes to Dogs By Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA Friday, August 30, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, September 3, 2013)   Every year, I work with hundreds of people and their dogs. When I ask them what behaviors their dogs know, they proudly list them: Sit, down, paw, the other paw,

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Why Training is Important

Published on the Ledger Transcript (http://www.ledgertranscript.com) Pet Corner: Why Training, Structure and Rules are Important   By Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA   Monday, April 22, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, April 23, 2013)   How and why are training, structure and rules important to a dog’s health and well-being?   We love our dogs. We love them so much, that we

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