September 13, 2016

How To Puppy Potty Training

The day has finally come. Whether the moment was a surprise on Christmas morning or a planned event from the start, you finally have a new puppy that you can call your own. Although the excitement never fades from having a new member of the family, it’s time to face the facts: There are house […]

Tamars Tips, Training
June 30, 2016

14 Tips To Help Your Dog Stay Cool This Summer!

The glorious summer season is upon us! As much as we welcome the sun and fun, it’s important to remember that the rising temperatures can a bit tough on a dog’s body. Your beloved doggie can easily get overheated, because the only ways they release heat is by panting and through a limited number of […]

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May 26, 2016

The Loved Dog Method

People often ask me what is unique about The Loved Dog method, and there are many things that make this method so awesome. One of the main things is that we look for the dog not only to have manners, but we want them to empower them and for them to be all that they […]

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Sadly, Dog Obedience Training Can Only Go So Far

“My dog was trained but he still acts like a mad man.”, the woman on the phone was telling me. “He sits and stays and all that, but it didn’t make him connect with me.” I knew exactly what she was talking about. Knowing how to obey commands has nothing to do with teaching a […]

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March 22, 2016

The Loved Dog Diaries: Good Puppy/Gratitude List

  Start Looking for good behavior to be grateful for By Tamar Geller “I don’t put up with his BS,” an owner of a Poodle puppy wrote to me… “What BS?” I asked, wondering what kind of BS a 12-week-old puppy could have… “He’s jumping on me and is trying to chew on things,” the […]

Dogie News
February 13, 2016

Ask the Trainer (Series 2)

  Question: My husband and I had a dog for years, but after he passed away we adopted a cat. We are avid joggers, and would like to adopt another dog to run with us but we worry about whether our cat, who has never been in a household with a dog, will be able […]

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February 11, 2016

The Loved Dog Diaries: Do You ‘Get’ Your Adopted Dog?

Understand your new dog’s core needs for better behavior and communication. When I spent time observing wolves in the wild, I was gifted with a whole new way of understanding not only wolves but also dogs. I learned so much and was humbled to realize how honest wolves and dogs are with their communication of […]

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February 10, 2016

The Loved Dog Diaries

  The look. The trusting loving look that my dogther, Cricket, just gave me as she was laying on her back, half asleep on her super comfy bed. That look warms my heart and lifts my spirit to such a state of gratitude. I can still remember the first time I saw Cricket. We were […]

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January 25, 2016

Ask the Trainer (Series 1)

Question: My wife and I grew up with dogs and want our young children to have the same experience. What are your thoughts about rescue dogs and kids, and training them to have a successful relationship? Answer: Your kids and your new dog are foreign to each other, and kids have a lot of ideas […]

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