Canine Master Blog

2012 SuperZoo

Just getting back from Superzoo. The show was the best ever. More attendees than have ever been there before. Dog Gone Smart’s DIrty Dog Doormats and the new waterproof Night Shift collars that glow in the dark were the hit of the show! Superzoo put on an amazing industry concert with Pat Benatar. She is as great as ever. It was a very small crowd of about 800 people, so we were all within a stone’s throw from the stage. Next year the show moves to July. Can’t wait!    

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Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 11- year anniversary of one of America’s greatest tragedies. September 11, 2001 is a day that we can never forget. It is important for all of us to remember and honor the men and women who lost their lives, and the men and women who stepped in to help. In doing such, we should also remember the heroic search and rescue dogs who, along with their handlers, risked their lives to help save the victims of these horrific attacks. Hundreds of search and rescue dogs were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help find survivors at both the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites. My doberman Sadie was one of these dogs. Search and...

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Dog Training Techniques Have Improved over the Past Decades!

20-30 years ago people used to think of dog training as a training class, which they literally would have to drag their dog into.   Classes were generally not fun for either the dog or the owners.   The reason was that in the 70’s and 80’s people were still predominately using compulsion training.   Compulsion training (unfortunately still used sometimes today) is where you use fear, intimidation and even pain to “make” your dog obey.  Choke collars, prong collars, throw chains, electric shock collars and even hitting the dog are  the predominate tools.    The area of influence that the owner has over the dog is also very limited.  If you ask the dog to lie down and he feels he is within your...

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Hello World

Dogs provide so much enjoyment to us.  They are loving, faithful and loyal companions who enrich our lives on a daily basis.  Very often we misunderstand or are unaware of what they want from us to give them the security and structure they need to be happy, confident and healthy.   I know dogs and understand what they need.  By giving them what they need, an amazing transformation will take place and the bond between you and your dog will grow and become stronger. “Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog’s owner. But no man… may become a dog’s Master without the consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once...

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