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Drew Watson, CPDT-KA
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Certified Dog Trainer/ Behavior Consultant. New York, NY (Upper West Side)
Certified Dog Trainer/ Behavior Consultant. New York, NY (Upper West Side)

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Q. What is the difference between a Therapy Dog, A Service Dog and an Emotional Support Dog?
A. Very Good Answers Here...and some myths debunked: 

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our free training on Sunday!  The focus was planning for, preventing and responding to runaway dogs. The handouts can be shared, printed and downloaded for free below. Great thanks to Christina from lukedogwalkernyc.com for her excellent assistance and for helping get the word out. Please drop me an email if you would like to be notified when we schedule our next training event. Thanks!
http://www.drewwatsonpups.com/lost-dog-prevention.html

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New dog car harness independent tests just in!
The full article on safety and testing is below, but the takeaway as of 2015 is: Nearly all brands and types of safety harness failed, most "catastrophically." Please help spread the word and get these out of stores and out of the hands of un-knowing dog lovers!

THE ONLY 2 THAT PASSED were...
1) The Clickit Utility made by Sleepypod and
2) The AllSafe made by the German company Kleinmetall

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/pets/dog-care/independent-car-harness-safety-tests-finally?page=1#sthash.vfQyDjjH.dpuf

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Q. What should I do if I see a coyote with my dog?
A. Great answers here...especially considering the many recent coyote sightings we've had in New York!
http://www.urbancoyoteproject.com/blog/2015/5/16/what-to-do-if-you-encounter-a-coyote-while-walking-your-dog

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Pedigree Dog Food Recall expanded...METAL pieces in dog food. Please share...

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This is a really cool study...confirming what many of us knew/ suspected already...“The experimental animals in our study were excited not only by the expectation of a reward, but also about realizing that they themselves could control their access to the reward,"

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Dogs Sense Earth's Magnetic Field...very cool article and study!
Dogs Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field
Dogs Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com

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Effective, certified, fun! Dog training on the Upper West Side...reviews, rates, services offered...
Drew Watson Pups
Drew Watson Pups
drewwatsonpups.com

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LOVE this article "It may be hard to believe, but you can actually change the physiology of your dog’s brain. You can make it larger and more efficient simply by providing certain experiences for your pet. These brain-enhancing experiences will make your dog more intelligent and give his personality an added degree of stress resistance."

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"Brain Teasers
Studies have shown that, just like people, dogs that don’t use their brains lose some of the higher functions such as problemsolving ability. One of the best things you can do is to provide mental stimulation for your dog. This will help to slow the neurological (brain) signs of aging. Taking your dog for regular walks and varying the route, playing with her, teaching her new tricks and giving her puzzle toys will all help her to use her brain and stay sharp.
Brain Food 
Like humans, dogs can undergo changes in their brain such as beta-amyloid accumulation and oxidative damage. The accumulation of beta-amyloids and oxidative damage appear to be connected. Researchers have found that these physiological changes are related to the development of CDS..." See link for full article...
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