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The Persuaded Pooch - St. Louis Dog Training and Dog Training Classes
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In my constant and relentless quest for tools to make managing unruly dogs easier, I found the feature-heavy Slackline Leash by Ruffwear. After using the leash for about a month, there aren’t enough good things I can say about it... Read on!
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Any positive trainer knows that success often depends on treating your dog. But what if your dog is allergic to common proteins? Or if you are strictly limited to feeding your dog one type of food… and that’s it? Read on to learn about some creative treating hacks and options!
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Often times I’ll break out my “guy in a bar” spiel to help frustrated dog owners identify with how their dog might be feeling when faced with challenging situations and doggy confrontation. Have a reactive dog? Can't understand why they can't just behave? Read on!
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What if your dog isn’t such a bad dog? Does that mean that group classes are a waste of time and money for you? Absolutely not! There are lots of benefits that can come from taking your dog to a group class, even if your dog is rather well-behaved.
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We would never, ever, ever discourage anyone from supporting fine pet food manufacturers or pet specialty retailers in the industry. However, we're quickly finding that there are some budget-conscious options for high-value and convenient treating, as well. Here are a few of our favorites for you DIY-ers...
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Well, well, well… You made it to the holiday season! Gone is the pressure of having to maintain that bathing suit body and perfect pedicure. Along with the holidays, of course, comes holiday parties and oh-so-much tasty food. Bring on the love handles and oversized sweaters, yeah! And just as you need to prep yourself and your home for your holiday parties, now is also a good time to check in with your pup to think about how they are going to handle the holiday season. Here are some things to consider…
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Dogs can add so much to your home and family life. But keeping your family and kids safe is the number one priority. Dog management, training and preventing dog bites can help to ensure that your children will be able to experience the pure joy that can come from having a dog in your family for many, many years.
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You may find that the older your pup gets, the more pills you have to feed on a daily basis. Anti-inflammatories, glucosamine chondroitin or fish oil can be large pills and difficult to disguise.

Have you found it challenging to trick your dog into taking their pills? Has wrapping pills in bread, peanut butter, or even cheese lost its appeal for your pup? If so, you may be interested in trying Zoe’s Pill Pops.
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We were introduced to this versatile little treat pouch by a dog training client who was tired of carrying a plastic baggie of chicken, then clicker, her phone, a collapsible water bowl, poop bags… and then some. After some online research, she arrived to her next training session with this intriguing little Vaun Duffy treat pouch.
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Older pups typically don’t need as much exercise as their younger counterparts, however, enrichment activities can help them stay occupied and keep their minds working. They’ll appreciate the extra attention, and you’ll appreciate not having to work up a sweat on the trail for once.Here are some fun, simple, low-key enrichment activities that you can do with your favorite senior guy or gal...
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