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Monthly Archives: October 2012

UT Pet School, “Come”! Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training


If you bounce back and forth between a sugary-sweet, sing-songy, “Come Blinky” and a frustrated, commanding, “Blinky, Come!” — try these recall tips instead. Make recall fun and rewarding, one baby-step at a time.
Always reward for “coming”:


Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist” M.A. and Victoria Stilwell-licensed Del Mar dog trainer and speaker, can be reached at (858) 259-9663 or email:  for private obedience instruction and behavioral consultations in or near Del Mar or the San Diego Coast. Visit us at   All rights reserved.

Originally published UT San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff.Read more

Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour! Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

Join special guest, Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Trainer at Three Dog Bakery for Yappy Hour on Monday, October 29th, 5pm-7pm. Chase away your Monday blues, relax and socialize with your pup at our very first Yappy Hour!

Don’t know where we’re located? Exit I-5 at Via de la Valle, go East to Flower Hill Promenade and turn left into the mall. Park your car, grab your dog, and head downstairs to the lower level. The mall is currently under renovation, so if you can’t find us, please give Three Dog Bakery a call at 858-793-0755.

Humans and dogs of all ages are welcome.… Read more


Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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