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Hello From The Wilderness…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on November 4, 2011 in Arizona, At Home, Dog & Wolf News / Issues, Las Vegas Base, Los Angeles Base, Mission Wolf, Nature / Colorado, Speak! ArchiveNo Comments

Hello Everyone- I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write a new blog. I have been working with a ghost writter in Los Angeles on a book that I think will make up for all my off-line time and I think it will be well worth the wait! In the mean time, there has…

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“Bad” Dogs Deserve Good Owners…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on March 23, 2011 in Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

It was a bright and beautiful day in Prescott and another start to a series of free dog training classes at the Yavapai Humane Society. Everyone was moving right along with the heel command. As I turned to around, I witnessed a powerful lab pulling his owner out of the receiving building. I heard a…

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Evaluating Aggression In The Shelter Dog…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on February 16, 2011 in Dog & Wolf News / Issues, Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

Run after run, I slowly walk down the aisle. Some tails wag, other bodies shake, some mouths growl and others have a warning sign on their run that says: “Do not touch” on the gate. Those are the runs that I find where a dog is in need of significant help. After spending a long…

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Evolving The Animal-Human Connection…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on February 7, 2011 in At Home, Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

As we enter year 2011, new advancements in science are proving that our genetic DNA differs slightly from other humans. For instance, if you are a Sherpa, you may carry a different variable in the Ace gene that allows you to climb a high altitude mountain without using supplemental oxygen. While we advance towards new…

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To Be Animal…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on January 24, 2011 in Africa, Career, Nature / Colorado, Speak! Archive, Travel, Yellowstone National Park Wolf ExpeditionNo Comments

To be animal, to understand what makes a human detached from its own comrades of mammals, you have to live it, you have to breathe it and essentially, “Be wild”… Years ago, I had asked the most fundamental question that every human being seeks on the planet: Why am I here and what am I…

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Group Classes For The Aggressive Dog

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on January 23, 2011 in Arizona, Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

This weekend over 40 people will have attended another one of their group classes. While most trainers would insist to not bring these fearful, volital, dominant dogs into a group class environment, I say bring them on. It was a goal of mine to construct a course that would economically appeal to clients who’s dogs…

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Yavapai Humane Society Training Program: 16 Dogs, 16 Volunteers, 16 Adoptions, 1 Simple Concept

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on January 6, 2011 in Arizona, Dog & Wolf News / Issues, Press, Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

On Nov. 16th, 2010, 16 dogs from the Yavapai Humane Society in Prescott, Arizona and 16 volunteers & staff entered their first 6 week basic obedience course. Seven weeks later, all 16 dogs who may have otherwise been euthanized or deemed un-adoptable were placed in homes and graduated. On Dec. 21st, 10 more dogs and…

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Hello From The New K-9 Ranch Training Center!

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on December 21, 2010 in Arizona, At Home, K-9 Ranch Training Center- Boulder, Colorado, Speak! ArchiveNo Comments

Research is up on the former horse ranch where I was studying the interactions between coyotes & ranch dogs. We are finally moved into our brand new facility in Prescott, Az. and I must say, it’s quite extraordinary! Complete with a state of the art barn, 5 fenced in, dog proof acres, an enlarged riding…

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Animals Know Details Better Than You Do…

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on November 12, 2010 in Africa, Arizona, Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsNo Comments

Because pack & heard animals live their life on a totem pole, you have to pay attention to how un-conscience they are about constantly one-upping you. This mechanism is ingrained in their basic biology to get to the head of the pack or family system in place. Make no mistake that as a horseback rider…

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Shelter Dogs: All Locked Up

Posted by Jennifer McCarthy on October 31, 2010 in Speak! Archive, Training & Behavior TipsOne Comment

Whenever I’m in doubt or struggling with a problem, I always return to the animals to give back. The ones shaking and shivering in back of a cage, left with cigarette burns, cuts on their face and no trust for human beings. I spend time with the pets that watch their owner’s last breath sitting…

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