Author Archives: Mandie Sweetnam

Spring Training

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT – KA   Spring is in the air and if and your pets are like me and mine we can’t wait to get out there and shake off winter.   The days of long walks, hiking … Continue reading

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"Is it good for the dogs?"

By Cassia Drake     Is it good for the dogs?  Minnesota 4-H project says yes to Gentle Leaders and Easy Walk Harnesses.   Is it good for the dogs?  That one question was the decision-making method of Ruth Foster, … Continue reading

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Training Tool Choices: The Harness or The Head Collar?

By Mandie Sweetnam     As a dog owner, deciding between which harness to use can be very confusing, especially with so many decisions. If you’re looking for something that is comfortable, an excellent fit and stylish, the Sure-Fit harness … Continue reading

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Come With Me, Kitty!

By Mandie Sweetnam       This is the time of the year when my cat, Fig, becomes more and more intrigued by the activity of the wildlife outside of our Florida room. All the birds and squirrels are moving … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the scenes of a doggy photo shoot

By Mandie Sweetnam     Dog modeling might be the only kind where the model actually gets to eat more food based on performance. Our team at Premier just completed another wonderful photo shoot last month and I’m always amazed … Continue reading

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Diabetic Alert Dogs – Training Dogs to Think!

Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS Director of Training and Behavior Service Dog Academy - www.servicedogacademy.com Diabetic Alert Dog University - www.diabeticalertdoguniversity.com   We train Diabetic Alert Dogs.  See our recent interview on New Day Northwest! Follow us on Facebook!       Seattle, Washington has a … Continue reading

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Meet Sadie – A Very Shy Girl!

By Toni Gibson I rescued Sadie when she was about 6 months old.  She was lucky enough to be living in foster care, so she already had a few house manners and even knew “sit”.  Unfortunately, she didn’t know that … Continue reading

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It's Puzzling

By Michelle Mullins   Smell it, hear it, see it, stalk it, catch it, eat it.   Our domestic dogs still have some prey drive in them. The act of chasing down a meal and eating it is much more … Continue reading

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Be Prepared, Not Scared

By Jo Ellen Cimmino LVT Did you ever watch a disaster event on TV and wonder what you would do if it happened to you and your family – including your pets? Really, what would you do with your pets … Continue reading

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Take it Easy

By Michelle Mullins with contributions by Nicole Backus   On a visit to Alaska a few years ago, I visited Happy Trails Kennels http://buserdog.com/,  the home of Martin Buser and his amazing sled dogs. Martin is a 4 time Iditarod … Continue reading

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