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Greeting You and Visitors

This is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.

Greetings may well determine the course of the relationships between you and your dog and your guests and your dog. Protect your guests and your dog by insuring that greetings go well. Your dog will thank you for not allowing him to rush to the door where he may be uncomfortable and doesn’t really know how to behave.

Dog Greetings Dog TrainingDogs aren’t famous for making reliably good decisions. Your dog should not be asked to make a decision about which of your friends feels safe.Read more

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Dog Separation Anxiety Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment

 

This is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.

Separation Anxiety (SA) Disorder is both a devastating condition for your dog and a heart-wrenching experience for pet parents. Separation Anxiety is a stress-related disorder and fear reaction to being left alone. When left alone, dogs who suffer with SA experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans. SA is largely a result of over-attachment to pet parents, or to a canine littermate or house-mate. If a dog is overly attached to a human, generally, getting another dog will not solve the problem.Read more

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Holidays Smells Are in the Air! Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

Check out Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.

BY LINDA MICHAELS, DEL MAR DOG TRAINER – FOR THE UT SAN DIEGO

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The aromatic heralds of the holiday season are coming to your home soon; roasted chestnuts, eggnog lattes, cranberry sauce, hot pumpkin-spice pie, gingerbread cookies and turkey, scented candles and pine trees. Yum!

Pet parents often believe dogs can learn to see things from the human point of view. However, although dogs are extraordinarily teachable and adaptable they are also utterly unique. Understanding how your dog perceives the world can deeper your relationship.

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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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