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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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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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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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