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TYPE – DELETE – RESET

TYPE – DELETE – RESET

Mentoring
TYPE – DELETE – RESET. MANAGE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY. YOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BUSINESS AND MENTAL HEALTH DESERVE IT! I spend...
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The Training Environment & Does The Concept of Group Training Fall Flat?

The Training Environment & Does The Concept of Group Training Fall Flat?

Mentoring
Ramblings from Niki Tudge Any training environment has the potential to exert pressure on students, and this can also manifest...
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Dear Veterinarians Please Be Careful Who You Refer Your Clients Too

Dear Veterinarians Please Be Careful Who You Refer Your Clients Too

Industry Oversight
 Written by Niki Tudge Dear Veterinarian,   There are numerous professional organizations that offer membership and credentials in the field...
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DogNostics Education Joins Pet Industry Advocacy International.  

DogNostics Education Joins Pet Industry Advocacy International.  

Grow your business Industry Oversight
DogNostics Education Announces Membership with Pet Industry Advocacy International.   See full release here  DogNostics is proud to join a...
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Fostering is Good For the Soul

Fostering is Good For the Soul

Pet Owners
There are so many benefits to fostering a pet and not just for the pet but also for the rescue...
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Get Coaching Now! What is On Task Skill Coaching?

Get Coaching Now! What is On Task Skill Coaching?

Ponderings
As pet industry professionals, we need to ask ourselves if we can relate to one or more of the following...
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Running With Your Bestie!

Running With Your Bestie!

Pet Owners
The first time I ran with my dog, Dobie, in 2000, I envisioned the perfect excursion. I had been a...
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Twenty Tips to Help You Take the Strain Out of the Leash!

Twenty Tips to Help You Take the Strain Out of the Leash!

Pet Owners
Do you have a dog that pulls you along like a steam train pulling freight? If so, walks are probably...
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Does Matching Law Affect How We Train Skills?

Does Matching Law Affect How We Train Skills?

Dog Trainers
Much of what we do in everyday life is all about choices. At any given moment we can work, or...
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The Proper use of Food In Dog Training!

The Proper use of Food In Dog Training!

Mentoring
Why should I use food when training my dog?  Surely if I ask my dog to do something he should...
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The Top Ten Most Important Dog Training Knowledge Concepts for Pet Owners to Understand

The Top Ten Most Important Dog Training Knowledge Concepts for Pet Owners to Understand

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  As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training your dog requires a combination of knowledge and...
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Help Keep Rover Safe – Food That May be Toxic to Pets

Help Keep Rover Safe – Food That May be Toxic to Pets

Pet Owners
Knowing what is safe and unsafe for a pet to eat can be a complicated topic as while one dog...
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The Value of Respect – A New DogNostics Podcast

The Value of Respect – A New DogNostics Podcast

Podcast
DogNostics Podcast - Respect! Everyday respect plays a meaningful part of our lives and can be seen and expressed in...
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DogNostics Top 10 Tips For Keeping Pets Safe This Holiday Season

DogNostics Top 10 Tips For Keeping Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Pet Owners
Endeavor to maintain your pet’s normal routine. Walks, training, mental and physical enrichment, interactive feeding toys, chews, training & bedtime...
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Teach – Educate – Empower … Rather than!

Teach – Educate – Empower … Rather than!

Industry Oversight
Rather than put all the responsibility for the dog’s behavior on the dog, take it upon yourself to teach him...
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Occupational Licensing – The Pet Industry. It’s Not Always Get What You Want!

Occupational Licensing – The Pet Industry. It’s Not Always Get What You Want!

Industry Oversight
In the United States, more than one-quarter, or 25-30% of workers, are now required to hold a license to perform...
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Ethics in Pet Training and Behavior Consulting – An Important Discussion about Licensing Must Discuss Professional Ethics!

Ethics in Pet Training and Behavior Consulting – An Important Discussion about Licensing Must Discuss Professional Ethics!

Industry Oversight
Chapter Eight Pet Training and Behavior Consulting – A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and their...
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Distress and Fear In Animals! You Cannot Train Out Fear!

Distress and Fear In Animals! You Cannot Train Out Fear!

Ponderings
Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing's paper, "Distress in Animals: Is it Fear, Pain or Physical Stress?", reviews the most current...
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Defining Dominance Theory

Defining Dominance Theory

Ponderings
According to DogNostics Career Center (2018), dominance theory is used within the same species to predict the winner of a...
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​The Five Freedoms or Should I Say Several Ponderings!

​The Five Freedoms or Should I Say Several Ponderings!

Mentoring
In the past, the concept of the Five Freedoms has been considered the gold standard of animal welfare that falls...
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Stress Busting Tips for Humans and Pets!

Stress Busting Tips for Humans and Pets!

Pet Owners
What is Stress? "Any intrinsic or extrinsic stimulus that evokes a biological response is known as stress" - Yaribeygi, H.,...
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The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need!

The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable – An Urgent Need!

Ponderings
The Lost Art of Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable:  An Urgent Need for a Return to Civility! This article was written...
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​Scientific Method – What is it and how can or should trainers be using it?

​Scientific Method – What is it and how can or should trainers be using it?

Dog Trainers
Scientific Method! The scientific method is a process by which we systematically advance our understanding of the world. True scientists...
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Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

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There is much chatter within the pet industry about transparency, competency and accountability amongst professionals. Let’s take a look at...
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POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!

POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION – What it is and What it isn’t!

Dog Trainers
By Louise Stappleton-Frappell A short excerpt from DogNostics' Pet Dog Solutions online Program - Your Guide to Positive Socialization What is...
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​Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior?

​Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior?

Mentoring
Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior? Do you embark on private discussions with a co-worker where the...
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