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E-Fence Facts--Are Wireless Fencing Options Safe for my Dog?

One of the most important decisions a dog owner can make is how to safely confine their pet when outdoors. Because of the frequently cost-prohibitive nature of traditional fencing, more and more owners are turning to underground or electric fencing…

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The Dog Whisperer?

The Dog Whisperer? 

Over the last few years, many of my conversations with clients have turned to discussions of National Geographic channel’s popular series, The Dog Whisperer. These conversations are frequently very difficult for me, as the training practices…

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Dog (& Cat!) Behavior Myths  

Lore Haug, DVM of Texas A & M University, compiled this excellent list with additional input from the wonderful trainers of the APDT List.  All of the statements below have often been  repeated by well-meaning people, as well as the…

Proud New Member of Project Trade!

I have collected a lot of dog training equipment over the years.  I mean, a LOT.  Back in the 80's and 90's our main equipment consisted of choke collars and prong collars.  I had them in every size.  You know…

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Small Group Classes are Back!!

Spice up your summer plans with a few fun, small-size group classes at the farm!  Covid-19 put a pause to our group class programs, but we are happy to report that we will be starting classes again beginning June 29th.  

What is the best age to spay or neuter our puppy?

We are often asked by concerned puppy owners what is the best age to spay or neuter their puppy. We are not veterinary professionals so we cannot offer this advice. However, we can point you to scientific studies which you…

How We Have Changed

Over the years, we have changed so very much.  Not just our company name has changed--Unleashed K9 during our years in Charlotte, ShadowMe Dog Training during our decade in Cobb County, and now, Stonebriar Animal Behavior & Training on our…

Repeating History...

“Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something…

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What is appropriate play?

Three of our dogs in training--Fi the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Matilda the French Bulldog, and Georgia the Alapaha Bulldog, are all enjoying a lively game of keepaway with a stuffed animal before training class.  These three have very compatible play styles…
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Enrichment Toys

Food dispensing enrichment toys provide much needed mental stimulation for our pet dogs.  Wild canids spend 80% of their time engaged in hunting and foraging behavior...so, it's no wonder our domestic dogs are so bored with their sedentary lifestyles!  And…

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Junior Puppies--New Surfaces, Sounds, & Heights

Tonight our Junior Puppies had a great time learning about new surfaces, heights, and sounds. They enjoyed romping and playing on bubble wrap, as well as playing on the raised, sandy surface of a puppy-sized A-frame.