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Season VI's opener, 'Cajun's Last Hope' won AMPIA's (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards) Best Lifestyle Series for 2010.

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The Hustle Up™ School for Dog Trainers is based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It is here where we plan out and organize future Brad Pattison Certified Trainer Educator and 6Legs to Fitness™ Instructor courses.
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September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011

What a fantastic turn out we had at the 2nd annual Bark For Life in Toronto this past weekend.
From raising $13,000.00 in 2010, to raising over $32,000.00 in 2012! Read more

A huge thank you for everyone who turned out and of course to all of the CTE's across Canada, thier clients, and all who raised money for this worthy cause.
With the success of the event in Toronto, hopefully more Canadian Cancer divisions across the country will pick up this fun event in thier district.

 

Upcoming events:
Kelowna Chapters Book Signing - September 24th, 2011
Hamilton Seminar - October 8 & 9, 2011
Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria Street Safety Training and 6Legs to Fitness™ classes - October 14th - 17th, 2011

more details to come...

Question:

Hello Brad,

Hoping you could give me some advice. I have a one year old Shih-Poo named Bomber. He is a very good dog, well trained....only one problem - a really BAD case of separation anxiety. I put him in his crate when I go to work, and while I'm gone he gets himself so upset and worked up that he gives himself the "runs" and he gets himself caked in it. So I have to bath both him and the crate, which I know is bad for his coat! I have tried leaving him out of the crate, both in one room and letting him have the run of the house, both times have resulted in "runny dog business" all over my floor. Have tried to get him to "love" the crate with toys, ect. Have also tried herbal calmer and had no luck there. I am now out of ideas, so I'm really hoping you could suggest something to me! My husband and I watch your show regularly, and have used some of your tips in training our dog.


Answer:

This is a very common issue and 90% of separation anxiety can be resolved by an abundance of both mental and physical exercise. I am wondering how many friends your dog has, I suspect none or very few. Take your dog out to the dog parks, the dog needs dog friends. This does not mean go and get a second dog. Wrong plan. Get busy with your dog take it out shopping walk it not carry. Teach it to sit for 3, 4 minutes in a variety of places. Take the dog on the subway and to the bank. Again you need to take the dog to meet other dog buddies.
 

Remember a tired dog is a happy dog.


Cheers, Brad


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