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Dogman Ray’s Dogma

Some of Ray McSoley’s experiences in dog behavior therapy can be found in these installments of dog behavior modification suggestions.  Check back often, and contact Ray if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Barrier Frustration

Barrier Frustration

I was with a client early this morning. Her Chocolate Lab recently ran through the underground fence system after a dog being walked on a lead past my client’s home. A short dust-up ensued, with no serious injuries to anyone. When I got there I noted the fence system...

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Spring Means Puppy Time

Spring Means Puppy Time

Proper socialization with that new pup of yours, with people, is critical, both inside and out. The true Socialization Period for a puppy is from 6 weeks of age through the 14th week. Because of the damn virus, puppy socialization is going to be hindered at best, due...

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Happy 2020 From Ray

Happy 2020 From Ray

I plan to be in Naples, Florida from January 12th until at least the 25th. I will be available for talks, and home visits for dogs with behavioral issues.

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Introducing your Dog to a Dog Ramp

Introducing your Dog to a Dog Ramp

Many dog owners clamp the ramp to the back of their SUV, put a lead on their dog and attempt to get their dog up the ramp by dragging it. This method rarely works, and can result in a severely traumatized animal. Instead of using force, there is a simpler,...

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Fear Frustration with Dog’s Behavior

Fear Frustration with Dog’s Behavior

- Photo: Ray communicating with a client -   “I’m totally frustrated with Bullet’s behavior,” the caller said. “I’m really ready to give him up.” This situation calls for immediate intervention. Frustration is low level anger, leading to conflict, which is...

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