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Training Tips

Links to Phyllis' monthly Pet Page articles

in The Columbia Star

Check out her articles published the second Friday of each month, on newstands and online

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What Dogs Wish Their Humans Understood

March 2021

Tips to improve your relationship with your dog

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Picking the Rescue Dog that is Right for You

January 2021

Which rescue dog is best for you? How do you select the right one?

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February 2021

When you decide you want a purebred puppy here are tips to pick the right one.

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If You Take It, I May Bite You; What To Do If Your Dog Guards Things

September 2020

If your dog growls when you try to take something from him, it may be time to contact a force-free trainer

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Study confirms it: adolescent dogs are like human teenagers

October 2020

Understanding and managing your adolescent dog

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Countersurfing, the sport of canines

February 2017

Tips on preventing your dog from stealing off the counter

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Sniff Walks - Let your dogs stop and smell the roses

January 2020

The benefits of sniff walks

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Stay right there!

November 2019


Tips for teaching your dog a reliable stay cue



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When your puppy says, "I want it now!"

May 2020

Teaching your puppy or dog frustration tolerance and independence training

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May I have your attention please?

July 2019

Tips for teaching your dog to pay attention


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November 2018

Tips for housetraining your puppy or dog

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What to expect when you rescue a dog

March 2019


Tips for incorporating a newly adopted dog into your family

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Give peace a chance: what to do when your dogs are fighting

March 2018


Tips on handling inter-dog aggression in the home

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