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How Pet Profesionals Can Business Network for Success!

More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject. --Peter Drucker Networking is an effective way to spread your value through those around you. Understanding the basic mechanics of networking will increase your success in...

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Professional Competency, Transparency and Accountability. Have You Got What It Takes?

There is much chatter within the pet industry about transparency, competency and accountability amongst professionals. Let’s take a look at each of these individually and what they mean. 1. Transparency Transparency would seem to imply openness. Are you transparent in your business...

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Canine Communication & Social Behavior

Canine Communication Many people are not aware of the silent, deliberate language that is expressed by dogs through signals and body language. The majority of people notice the louder language, such as barking, growling, snapping, biting, that occurs after the silent body language has not been...

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​Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior?

Are You Guilty of Uncivil and Destructive Workplace Behavior? Do you embark on private discussions with a co-worker where the motivation and goal are simply to complain about other team members? Do you mock others and complain about colleagues and decisions because you always know best? What...

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Summer Is Here! Protect Your Pets against Heatstroke

Summer is when dogs are most at risk of being affected by heatstroke. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100°F to 102.5°F but, unlike humans, dogs do not have sweat glands throughout their skin. Their only methods for cooling include limited sweat glands on the pads of their feet and nose, and...

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​Scientific Method - What is it and how can or should trainers be using it?

Scientific Method! The scientific method is a process by which we systematically advance our understanding of the world. True scientists adhere strictly to this method. It is considered the foundation of all branches of science. In fact, a result can only be called 'scientific' if it has been...

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Does Matching Law Affect How We Train Skills?

Much of what we do in everyday life is all about choices. At any given moment we can work, or we can do something more pleasurable, let’s say take our dogs for a walk. We can choose to do some work or train our dogs. We could then go to the beach or go to the store. We could food shop or go...

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Use Emotional Intelligence to Architect Your Own Experiences.

Our brains are always making predictions; it is how they work and take action. These predictions allow us to understand everything around us, patterns, stimuli even words that are spoken or written. It’s why and how we can sometimes complete a sentence for somebody before they even deliver the...

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Use Conflict for Good – It Can Evoke Great Dialogue, Compromise and Solutions!

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi The Random House Dictionary defines conflict as “to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash.” Wherever two or more people come together there is the possibility of conflict, it is...

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The 10 Rules to Effectively & Positively House-Training Your Dog

Depending on your dog, your family and your lifestyle, house-training a dog can be anywhere from easy, to almost impossible. Many dog owners get lucky and, in spite of the mistakes they unknowingly make, they find themselves with a house-trained dog. On the other hand, some dog owners need help...

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