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Training and Talking to Your Dog

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/19/2010

Mare SheyMare Shey, CPDT, Founder/Owner of Dancin’ Woofs Compassionate Dog Training & Daycare, LLC will offer two programs at the Bend and Sunriver Area Public Libraries as part of the “Know Dog” series. Mare will be at the Bend Library on August 25 at 6:30 sharing “Top 10 Dog Training Tips,” at the Sunriver Area Library on September 7 at 6:30 discussion “How To Talk To Your Dog.”

According to Shey, a good relationship between a dog and its owner is based on clear communication and quality time spent together learning about each other, our daily needs, and what is unique about how we understand the world around us. “At Dancin Woofs our goal in training is to help humans understand how to bond with dogs and puppies through developing these necessary communication skills.”    Shey has seen owners make plenty of mistakes when it comes to dog training. “The biggest mistake that I often see is people trying to communicate with dogs as they would talk with each other.”  She says that a few simple strategies to shift communication so that dogs understand what is being asked of them can really make a difference.   Shey believes that dogs make us feel special when we walk through the door and remind us that we are missed. “Dogs provide companionship without judgment, offer humor in some of the most interesting ways, listen without needing to tell their story, and remind us that playing is of utmost importance.” 

Shey’s love, appreciation and training of dogs spans over 30 years and includes basic through advanced obedience, agility, behavioral counseling, service dog and Pet Partner training. As a national and international conference speaker and Dog Daycare Business consultant, Shey has brought leading edge concepts and ideas into the business world and pet care industry.  Her volunteer time is spent teaching and evaluating Pet Partner dogs for the Compassionate Canines of Central Oregon dog teams who bring therapy programs into our schools and community.

For more information about the “Know Dogs” series or other library programs, call 541/312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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