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Holiday Help for Shelter Pets! by Linda Michaels, M.A.

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

This Holiday Season, Help Shelter Pets Find a Home

Why not start a holiday tradition and share the joy of the season with your local animal rescue group? It’s the perfect time of year for pet lovers to give back to the animals. This holiday season, there are more dogs than ever in need of help.

You can foster, volunteer, adopt, or donate skills, equipment or money. You’ll not only provide a much-needed service to our community, but it will fill your heart to overflowing.Read more

Adopt For The Holidays. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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

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Adopt for the Holidays!  Wherever I travel, I visit the dogs. I’ve toured numerous humane societies, shelter facilities, and wolf rescue sanctuaries. In Beverly Hills, Rancho Santa Fe, and online worldwide, dog adoption is becoming not only the humanitarian but also the fashionable thing to do. Celebrities often have “pet projects”.

Why not start a new holiday family tradition sharing the joy with a rescue group? It’s the perfect opportunity for pet lovers to give back to the animals– adopt, foster, volunteer, or donate skills, equipment or money…whatever you can do is appreciated.Read more

New Year Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts. Linda Michaels, M.A. Del Mar Dog Training

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BY DEL MAR DOG TRAINER LINDA MICHAELS 

Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s for Your Dog in the New Year

If you’re adopting a dog this holiday season or choosing a puppy, think carefully about how you will select, socialize and train the new addition to the family.

                                                                 

Happy New Year! Photo Courtesy of Lyn Dubois and Tammy

Happy New Year!
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1. Don’t choose a pup on the spur of the moment or value cosmetics over temperament and personality. The behavioral pick of the litter is generally the middle puppy: The feistiest or the shyest may have been either a bully or a victim.

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WHEN AND HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PUPPY or NEW RESCUE. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS 

When and How to Train Your Puppy or New Rescue

Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog?

A. Training makes home life more manageable and fun for you and your dog. Next to basic health care, it’s the most important thing you can do for your pup. Best of all, training the dog you love is one of the best ways to develop a great relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. MP910220623

Some dogs grow up to be angels and behave as if they were just born that way. Others take a great deal of encouragement and training in order to become well-mannered members of the home and community.Read more

Jingle Dogs -Top 10 Gifts. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINER – SPECIAL TO THE U~T SAN DIEGO

Top 10 “Thank You” Gifts for your Jingle Dog.

Our precious pups bring such joy to our lives and deliver unconditional love all year long. Consider saying “Thank You” with gifts that keep on giving throughout the year. Some of these may make you smile– all of them will make your dog smile.

Happy Holidays to All! Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Kronenberg and Cooper

Happy Holidays to All!
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  1. Adopt or Donate. There is no greater gift. Consider adoption to fill that special place in your forever home, or donate some resources to your local shelter or rescue group.
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Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do! Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Training

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By LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINING

Separation Anxiety?  What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans.

A well-structured change in routine may break the cycle of anxiety if practiced carefully and consistently.

  • Sleep alone. If you sleep with your dog in your bed — stop. Snuggle together in bed if you like but when it’s time to sleep, have your dog sleep in her own bed.
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About

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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