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Posts by Bronagh Daly 

Five By Five Canine’s training tips, case studies, and real-life musing about the animals we love and live with in the Connecticut area.

Roller coaster

Backslides in any type of dog training can be difficult. Frustrating. Demoralizing. Heart-breaking. And the more difficult the problem, the more difficult the backslide becomes. The more progress you make, the harsher the backslide feels. I know this all too well. In...

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Skip The Waiting Room

Skip The Waiting Room

If you dog has any feelings about the vet that aren’t warm and fuzzy—it’s time to change up your vet visit routine. Before Oz’s anxiety disorder started to really rear it’s head, for each dog’s vet appointment, I would always sit and wait in my vet’s waiting room, as...

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Ode to a blue dog

Ode to a blue dog

An ode to the blue dog who started it all. He was the first one to teach me the joy in a behavioral challenge. The first one to teach me that a dog who throws off your expectations can sometimes be the best thing that can happen to you. He was the dog that first...

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Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Sniffing. Not aways very important to us, but vital to dogs. In fact, “the area of the canine brain that is devoted to analyzing scent is 40 times greater than that of the human.”* Dogs seek information through sniffing, but they also give it—if you’re willing to...

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Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Don’t ignore the sniff, listen to it

Sniffing. Not aways very important to us, but vital to dogs. In fact, “the area of the canine brain that is devoted to analyzing scent is 40 times greater than that of the human.”* Dogs seek information through sniffing, but they also give it—if you’re willing to...

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Sh*t happens

Sh*t happens

I am still in the process of shedding my need to be Oz’s superwoman, who can shelter him from everything in the world that might ever upset him. I am letting go of my overly-vigilant self who gave me literal stress pains. I am letting go of my invisible Oz-sized...

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