Peyton Winter

Understanding Doggie Language: Book Recommendations

By Peyton Winter / June 13, 2022
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Written by Robin Williams, Our Companions Head Trainer Observing and learning how our dogs communicate is an important aspect of our relationship with them.…

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Resource Guarding: What to Do in the Moment

By Peyton Winter / June 1, 2022
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Resource guarding is a naturally occurring behavior in which a dog displays behaviors to protect resources they perceive as valuable including food, bones, toys,…

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Learning About Muzzles

By Peyton Winter / May 31, 2022
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Written by Jill Cote, Our Companions Canine College Volunteer A muzzle is an important piece of equipment that every dog should have as a…

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Webinar: All Things Puppy

By Peyton Winter / May 18, 2022
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Welcome to Our Companions Puppy Preschool! This webinar is meant to answer the most frequent questions asked by new puppy parents. This class will…

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Teaching Your Child to Pat, Pet, Pause

By Peyton Winter / May 16, 2022
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As your child grows older and more comfortable around new dogs, it is important to not only teach them to ask you and/or the…

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The Difference Between “Stay” and “Wait”

By Peyton Winter / May 16, 2022
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Written by Sue Lawlor, Our Companions Training Class Instructor Many people mistakenly use “Wait” and “Stay” interchangeably. Both are important skills for your dog,…

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How to Have Good Dog Manners

By Peyton Winter / May 10, 2022
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As children get older, it is important to teach them how to be polite, respectful, and courteous to those around them. Many parents and…

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Is My Dog Stressed Around Kids?

By Peyton Winter / May 10, 2022
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To a dog, children can be unpredictable and scary! They move, sound, act, and smell differently than adults and are more likely to lack…

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Safe Management for Dogs & Small Children

By Peyton Winter / May 5, 2022
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Most bite incidents between dogs and small children in the home occur from positive interactions (such as hugging, petting, and seeking attention) from the…

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Wearing a Muzzle: Is it Right for My Dog?

By Peyton Winter / April 29, 2022
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Muzzles get a bad wrap! Many people associate muzzles with “aggressive” dogs or “attack” dogs. However, muzzles are a fantastic tool to help keep…

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