CattleDog Publishing Quarterly (magazine) – August 2018

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And Just Like That, Our Newsletter Has Become A Magazine!!! We are very excited to present to you the first issue of our brand new digital magazine.We have a lot of wonderful things planned for the CattleDog Publishing Quarterly magazine, not the least of which is all of the wonderful information and resources that are … Continued

WE HAVE PUPPIES!!! Part 2

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By Randy Carpadus, Web and Brand Manager.   I have to apologize as we fell a bit behind blogging about the pups. Here was what I was supposed to post 2+ weeks ago! I will have an update next week with pictures of them moving down to the “Livestock kennel”.   5/25/2018 Well, the puppies … Continued

WE HAVE PUPPIES!!! (Part 1 of an Ongoing “Perfect Puppy” Series)

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  By Randy Carpadus, Web and Brand Manager. In addition to my work at CattleDog Publishing, I am also involved (and have been most of my life) in rescuing and placing “Livestock Guardian Dog” breeds, in particular the rarer breeds. Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) are dogs from specific breeds that have been used for thousands … Continued

Day School For Dogs

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Most dog owners dream of having a well-behaved dog—one that greets guests politely, walks down the street calmly and will come when called. We all know that dog training is a process that takes time and persistence, but often we become overwhelmed with the demands of our hectic schedules and the needs of our dogs. How can dog owners balance these conflicting interests, perhaps in addition to their own inexperience, and still develop a well-socialized, well-trained and well-behaved dog? One program, Bark Tutor School for Dogs in Indianapolis, offers an innovative way for dog owners to do just that. I had the opportunity to talk with Brad Phifer, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, the trainer who developed this exciting program.

Developing Separation Anxiety: Will the Learn to Earn Program Cause Separation Anxiety in my Puppy?

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While taking a puppy through the Learn to Earn Program where she spends at least 1 hour a day during high activity times tethered to you as well the rest of the day in a puppy-safe play area or crate or tethered nearby does not cause over attachment. However, having a puppy with you all the time and rewarding her when she’s whining by taking to her or interacting with her in any way can.

Puppy Socialization: Stop Fear Before it Starts

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Puppy socialization is a critical part of a dog’s development. Its important for puppies to have good experiences with as many different people, animals, objects, and sounds as possible.

Secret to Dog Training

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The secret to dog training is straightforward—reward desired behavior and remove rewards for unwanted behavior. Dr. Yin provides examples and explains the nuances that make this approach work.

The Father’s Day Gift: A Cattle Dog Puppy!

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The summer of 2009 my dad declares he wants a puppy which means he wants me to get one and train it for him but I have to train her in a week. Find out how I get the perfect puppy in 7 days and how it leads to a book.