Posts by Patti Howard, BS CCS

Recipe: “Round the World for You” Turkey Meatballs!

Patti Howard's meatball dog treats

Turkey Meatballs Your Dog Will Love Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey ½ cup applesauce ¾ cup cheddar 1 egg 2 Tbsp fresh (1 Tbsp dried) parsley ¾ cup powdered mashed potatoes Preparation Instructions: Mix all ingredients together, and then form into 1” balls as consistently same size as possible. (Use melon baller if available!) Bake…

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Recipe: Chicken “I’ll Do Anything for You” Jerky

Patti Howard's chicken jerky dog treat recipe

Irresistible Chicken Jerky for Dogs Ingredients: 4 partially frozen chicken breasts (will fit comfortably on large baking sheet) Preparation Instructions: Cut partially frozen chicken breast (width-wise for shorter jerky) into thin slices. (Cutting partially frozen will help you get them thinner, and most consistent). Place on paper towels to help soak up additional moisture, and…

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How Long Should I Wait to Train My Puppy?

Training teaches your puppy how to coexist in human environments

Either your pup is training you, or you are training your pup… They’re learning the minute their paws hit the turf! I am often reminded the importance of training a puppy. When I see adolescent behavior issues, lack of socialization issues, and when I see people waiting to engage in training in the first place.…

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LEASH-WALKING: WHO’S WALKING WHOM?

Watch your dog's signals to learn how he feels

Let’s bring leash walking into the conversation! 98% of my clients either: Have a request to change leash-walking habits that are occurring with their dogs; They have accepted the fate that walking with their dog on leash is a punishing event that they simply must endure;   OR They cease walking altogether. Which one are you? You…

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Dog Food and Attitude

Support great behavior in your dog with quality food

Dog food and attitude – what our dogs eat and how it may be affecting their ability to change behavior. I was excited to have an appointment with Craig and his dog Jake last week. Craig’s original complaints for me to address were counter surfing, excessive whining, barking at what appeared to be ‘nothing’ and…

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Your Dog Can’t Do Anything Wrong

Leash training, like any other kind of dog training, benefits both you and your dog

Your Dog Can’t Do Anything Wrong – just consider it a training opportunity What kind of feelings come up when you hear that your dog cannot do anything wrong? Does your primate kick in and defend its position in your relationship? If our dogs aren’t listening it must be because THEY are wrong! Right? From…

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A Healthy Canine Thanksgiving Feast

A healthy, balanced diet, even on holidays, is best for your dog

A Healthy Canine Thanksgiving Feast is No Feast at All Stop Begging Behavior Before It Starts Before we launch into holiday foods for our furries, a behavioral reminder: It takes a long time to reorient begging behavior if you feed from the table on this or any other day. Begging behavior results from reinforcement. In short, dogs…

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