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One Person’s Trash is Another Dog’s Treasure

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At some point, if you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably been frustrated when your dog gets into the trash can. Not only is the ensuing mess irritating, but there’s worry whether or not your dog ate something he or she shouldn’t eat. It could be the remains of the chocolate cupcake that’s in there. Most…

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Why Rewards Work Better Than Punishment

Why Rewards Work Better Than Punishment

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Why rewards work better than punishment? Think about your day at work. Maybe it wasn’t the best day; you messed up on a project, and your bossed yelled at you. Or maybe it was a great day; you did well, even excelled, and your boss was enthusiastic and commended you for what you accomplished. Which…

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Dog Training 101: The Benefits of Dog Training Camp

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There are different (and often cute) names for dog training camp: puppy kindergarten, obedience school, and our own Manners Daycare and Canine Training Camp. Regardless of what it’s called, training your dog has benefits—for both the dog and the owner. Training should start as soon as possible when someone gets their dog. This helps the…

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Your Dog Might Have a Better Memory Than You Think!

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“I remember the time I knew what happiness was…let the memory live again” The words may be from the musical Cats, but with new research about dogs’ memories, someone may want to create a new musical. A recent article in The Washington Post reports on research findings that dogs may have episodic-like memory similar to…

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Training is More Than Come, Sit, Stay

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Some of us give up on our dogs when they develop or continue a bad habit. This outcome can be a better one if we provide our pups the proper training. Dogs need to learn obedience through positive reinforcement so that both dog and pet parent are happy.    Morris Animal Inn’s Trainer Nancy works…

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