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.




Going ballistic when the doorbell rings 26% (29 votes) Charging the door when guests arrive 24% (27 votes) Jumping on guests 37% (41 votes) Begging for food 10% (11 votes) Stealing holiday treats 3% (3 votes) Total votes: 111 read more [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Are you Suburban Woman, loving but exasperated owner of Fido and Fifi? Does your home seem like the 5th at Santa Anita every time the doorbell rings? Wouldn't it be wonderful if your dog actually moved away from the door when the doorbell rang rather than crowd you for a position to greet, or "eat", the people on the other side? Wouldn't you love to have a dog that sits, lies down, or even runs [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Many dog owners complain that their dogs steal food from kitchen counters or even the dinner table. A new term was even coined to describe this behavior: counter-surfing. If you're tired of losing your dinner to a sneaky pooch every time you turn your back, here's what you can do about it. [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Have you seen the news that a speech pathologist, Christina Hunger, has taught her dog to “talk,” or to communicate not just nouns and verbs, but “her thoughts and feelings as well”? Christina taught her Catahoula/Blue Heeler mix, Stella, to use a “sound board,” similar to the kind she uses to help very young children communicate. Here's a video: There are so many ways to deconstruct this–here are just a few: One the one hand, it's easy [...]
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
Maggie, Maggie Mae, Magdelene, Margaret, Princess Maggie, Princess Margaret, The Divine Miss M. Tootsie, Toots, Toot Toot, Tootie-Potootie, Tootsie-Roo, Tooter-Rootie, Tootsie Roll, The Poot. That's a lot of names for two dogs. But is there anyone on earth who doesn't have a number of nicknames for their dog (or cat, or horse, or . . .)? Three questions for you: One: Do you think there is a correlation between how many nicknames you have for your pet and how [...]
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
Source: Patricia McConnell Category: DOG BLOGS
I am often asked, (actually, “criticized” and “chastised” might be more accurate terms): 1. Why most of my seminars, articles, books and DVDs focus on puppy raising and training rather than adult dog training? and 2. Why I promote (which I don't) buying pure-bred puppies from breeders instead of adopting adult mixed-breeds from shelters? 1. Why Puppies? Basically, because every adult dog was once a puppy. More specifically, every adolescent/adult dog with difficult-to-resolve behavior, temperament, or [...]
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Source: Dog Star Daily 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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