In episode 41, I give you a step by step exercise to teach your dog to accept handling and petting more neutrally.  I promised you this handling exercise in podcast 39 (our micro-first aid class with Lynn Russell).  These exercises, that I recommend you do prior to each meal, will make life easier with your dog.  Your dog will become a better veterinary patient and a better grooming client.  Your dog will be less stressed with interaction with people and be able to do lots of things like teeth brushing, coat brushing, nail clipping and bathing.

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In this session:

Does your dog get mouthy or over excited when you go to pet them?

Do you know how to incrementally teach them to accept physical interaction with people without getting mentally over-stimulated?

Details In this Session


People United for Pets (P.U.P. Dog Rescue)

Rescue Dog of the Week:

Here’s Pixie’s page:


Interview with the Director of PUP Dog Rescue:

If you’d like to know more about PUP Dog Rescue and more about how to find a good rescue organization, as well as get some tips about picking a good rescue dog for you, here’s my interview with Laura Tonkin (She’s the Director of PUP Dog Rescue)



If you didn’t hear podcast 39 (our micro-first aid class with Lynn Russel), here it is:


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