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.




The conversation continues. Victoria, sound researcher Joshua Leeds and Animal Scientist Alynn Lecznar explore how sound contributes to separation anxiety and how music can help relieve it. What is a sonic pattern and does frequency impact a dog's behavior? How can music be used to ease aggressive behavior? Leeds answers these questions and more in this episode. For more information on how music can help calm your canine go to: and for Victoria's [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
Just photos this week, I've been either ridiculously busy or brain dead from the heat. It's been hot and humid forever, and it's going to continue for at least two more weeks. Getting up extra early to work the BC's before it gets too hot. Watering my desperate plants before the sun is too strong. Going outside to garden or walk dogs for short periods; coming inside sopping wet with sweat. (In the late 60's, [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
I'm flying to Portland, Oregon, from Los Angeles and the pilot has just told us that there will be turbulence the closer we get to Portland. It is 53 degrees at our destination with rain and gusty winds. He tells us that our descent is likely to be very bumpy. I used to be a nervous flyer, but the older I get the better I have become. I virtually live on a plane because I fly [...]
Sun, Jul 05, 2020
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
I lived with a Labrador. She was a hungry hound who was on a constant mission to find food wherever and whenever she could get it. When she reached the grand old age of 16 I thought her food obsession might diminish a little, but it remained as strong as ever. I don't know whether her quest to eat as much as possible was the reason she developed the habit of eating the feces of [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
Notable sound researcher and founder of Through a Dog's Ear Joshua Leeds, joins Victoria and Animal Scientist Aly Lecznar, to discuss how sound and music prevents and treats canine anxiety, fear and noise phobias. How can you change the way your dog perceives certain sounds and can music really help to discharge the canine nervous system? Leeds answers these questions and more in this timely podcast before the upcoming July 4th firework celebrations. For [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
Have you ever had a dog that you loved, but didn't like? If you have, you're not alone. Last week I asked readers what was on their mind and what they'd like to talk about. In response, loyal reader HFR wrote “Having a dog you love but not like.” That comment opened a flood gate of similar comments from people in the same situation. It's not something that we talk about often, is it? When it [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
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!!!

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