Canine Scholars Behavioral Training Center

We Train Owners and Pet Parents to train their Dogs
Our mission is to bring to you the best updated non-aversive training methods so that you can train your dog.

Hi  I'm  Shellie. Though  I am no longer around  I am one of the  inspirations for the creation of this training center.   Along with  Bodie and others we would like to welcome you to our family.




For the love of god, please do not reach your hand through these bars and try to pet me. I recently found the video below of my dear, departed Misty, illustrating a classic canine expression of fear, the “whale eye”. In the video she is being circled by a huge Great Dane, both on leash, both set up for me to get a video of facial expressions in dogs. (I should note that both dogs [...]
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
Free Webinar: Supercharge Your Relationship With Your Dog
We all love our dogs and want the best for them, but are we really and truly connecting with our dogs on the highest level? As dog owners, we're committed to doing everything we can to maximize our relationships with our dogs, but there's a lot we're leaving on the table. We think our dogs understand us, but to take our communications to where they deserve to be, we have to be sure that we're speaking [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
Tragically, Jim and I finished up the stuffing (aka “nature's perfect food”) last night. Honestly, if I had stuffing in the house all the time I would . . . Well, let's just say I would need a new wardrobe. I'm one of those people who has to watch what they eat to maintain a healthy weight, but I'm also aware that it's not that easy for some people, no matter how hard they try. [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, your focus is probably on the bird—not the dog. read more [...]
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Okay, the photo is of a chicken not a turkey, but still, it's a roasted poultry item. I love Thanksgiving. How could I not? The culture has collectively given all of us permission to over indulge and it is the beginning of a chance to slow down, reflect and . . . eat some more. But most of all, I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday whose very title focuses on what is important: The giving [...]
Mon, Nov 25, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
Oh my. Jim and I just turned 71. Fittingly, Steve Dahlgren, a great photographer specializing in dogs and those who love them, came out to update some of the photos I use for the website and publicity. Like many people, I hate having my own photograph taken, but you really can't keep using photographs that show someone who is barely recognizable now. So, taking a breath, here are some of the photos that Steve got. I [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS

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 We recently got word that our 2nd CCI puppy we raised,  Ms. Bordeaux,  will be rotating through team training in California in May 2017 for the Hearing Dog Program!!!!  Our fingers are crossed she makes a match.  We are so proud of her!!!

Young Bordeaux

Ms. Bordeaux Always working!!

Pretty Girl Bordeaux!

A Mature Ms. Bordeaux



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