The Everything Dog Blog

Hardwired to Focus on the Negative

by Denise Mazzola, CPDT-KA   I think the question I get asked the most is, “how long do I need to use treats” and my answer, “how long do you want to get paid for working?” Humans are stingy.   Scientists have shown that humans are hard wired to remember the negative. When we were dragging clubs and slaying dinosaurs

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Problems with Doggie Day Care

by Denise Mazzola, CPDT – KA   Have you ever been to a party with too many people? It’s only tolerable because you are there for two to three hours. It’s a huge relief when you get home, take your shoes off and stretch out on your couch. When was the last time you flew? Talk about crowded. Flying from

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It Takes More Than Love

by Denise Mazzola, CPDT – KA I have worked with hundreds of family’s and their dogs, maybe even thousands of rowdy, barky, peeing in the house, run away dogs, but surprisingly, the most challenging dogs I’ve worked with are the shy, fearful ones. These are the puppies that were curled up in the corner when the family went to select

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