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My Dog & I: Back to Work

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Welcome back, everyone!! I am really hoping that all of you are in one piece and coping with the “new normal!” During this time of upheaval, many of you have found interesting and exciting ways to make “lemonade from lemons” and have added new elements to your lives. New projects, new methods of working and […]

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My Dog & I: You Are Where You Are

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

And here we are … in the middle of the most unlikely set of circumstances, we could have imagined! All of our lives have been redirected in some way these last weeks and we have all had to think a little about how to absorb these new changes… Now, if you are someone who has […]

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My Dog & I: Who’s Your Trainer?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I am a Dog Trainer. There are a lot of dog trainers for hire these days. Dog Training is a pretty popular career to get into at the moment and many folks with dogs, old, new and in-between are now considering hiring one of us to help with their four legged friends. It’s great that […]

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My Dog & I: If One is Good… Why Not Two??

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

“And when we arrived at the breeders, there they were…snuggled up together in their pen. They were so sweet, we simply couldn’t imagine tearing them apart…” “Honey, they will be great company for each other while we are away at work all day…” “They are pack animals, Mom. They want to be together!” And so […]

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My Dog & I: Rehabilitation

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

One of my theories about dogs and their personalities is that most of what they need to know in order to have a happy, calm life, can be put in place before they are eight weeks old. I know it sounds a little unrealistic …mostly because we don’t even get our puppies until they are […]

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My Dog & I: Respect. What Does it Mean to Me?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, goodladd dog training, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

When I think of the word respect I associate it with words like “honor”, “trust”, “consideration” and yes, “obedience”. For me, the foundation of all my work must be based on these considerations and will not be successful or fulfilling without it. In my relationship with my dogs, there are many elements and emotions but […]

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My Dog & I: No Fighting or Biting

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, goodladd dog training, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

We are going to talk about aggression again… And when I stop getting calls about “aggressive” dogs, we can stop talking about it!! It is understood that your kids are going to argue. It is understood that you will have moments of discord with your loved ones. It is understood that there will be disputes […]

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My Dog & I: German Shepherds?!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

You know, I have been dying to write this article. Well, this is certainly the year to do it!! I currently have NINE shepherds training with me…Not all at the same time, of course, but participating in various different programs: daycare, obedience, reconditioning, service etc. If ever there was a dog that could take on […]

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My Dog and I: Best Dog Ever…

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

A couple of years ago, I adopted an East German German Shepherd named ANA. She had been a student of mine and because of her high prey drive and intense personality, had become an inappropriate match for her owners “pack”. German Shepherds are complicated and sensitive dogs generally and this particular branch of that Family […]

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My Dog & I: Walking & Working

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Thank Goodness the weather has started to relax its Winter Grip and Spring is in sight! Let’s start to think about peeling off those long johns and getting some color back into our faces… I know there are a LOT of dogs who are really excited that their owners are stirring from hibernation and starting […]

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