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Training

Upcoming Training Classes

January 10, 2011

The Lakes Region Kennel Club will be offering training classes at both the Meredith Community Center and Gilford Youth Center. Training your dog is one of the best things you can do.  Studies have shown that dogs which are trained are much more likely to stay with their owners for their entire life.  For...
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Ask Nancy: About Shyness

October 4, 2010

Does your dog seem shy to you? Is your dog afraid to meet new people, new dogs, or walk in new areas? Does your dog jump away when something new is experienced? Shyness in dogs has many causes. Sometimes it is due to lack of socialization when the dog was young. Those early weeks...
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Ask Nancy: Who’s Running the House?

June 18, 2010

Does your dog or pup have a mistaken idea of who is in charge of the house? Does he or she think the dog rules over all of you? Does your dog get angry or upset if you try to leave the ‘pack den’? Does your dog act like all the toys and food...
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Ask Nancy: Variable Reward Training

April 23, 2010

Variable Reward Training to keep training interesting for the dog Mostly today trainers talk about using food lures and rewards for putting in behaviors and perfecting them. This method works pretty well if you know how to use it correctly but there is often a bit of info left out on how to keep...
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Autism Service Dogs

April 6, 2010

CNN has a great story about a mother who wanted a service dog for her autistic twins.  In her case, she decided to start with a puppy and have it trained locally. “When McMillan asked the trainer whether she was able to train a dog to assist with her autistic twin boys, the dog...
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Seasons

April 2, 2010

New Hampshire seems to be confused as to what season it is, so, we are bringing you a beach video! This  was made by a group of first-time dog owners in Hungary, The Promotion Group of Népsziget, using the Mirror Method of dog training.The Mirror Method’s name comes from the idea that dogs reflect...
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Ask Nancy: Help My Puppy is Chewing EVERYTHING!

March 22, 2010

All pups go through a chewing stage. How you handle it determines how bad it is, how many household items get impacted, and how your dog chooses chew items for life. Many people start noticing destructive chewing around 12 weeks though it can begin earlier. At 12 weeks this is still a baby puppy...
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Help Your Puppy be Confident and Brave

February 26, 2010
Help Your Puppy be Confident and Brave

Many people add a new dog to their family this time of year. It would be terrific if each of these new pets came from the homes of responsible and knowledgeable breeders, but that is not always the case.

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Cat Agility?

February 23, 2010

Yes, cats can do agility and we've the video to prove it! Watch a Tonkinese kitten training for CFA Feline Agility.


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Ask Nancy: Leap up and Lick Someone!

February 22, 2010

Dogs jump up to greet us is they typically do greetings to the face area. As our face, unlike another dog’s, is way out of reach for most dogs, they try to get up to that area as best they can, thus the leaping is intended to get them closer to the greeting area. Most...
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