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Susan Giordano is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and owner of K9U Training. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Susan graduated from Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws Intern Academy, one of the country’s most respected and comprehensive dog trainer programs. Susan believes in doing no harm, emotionally or physically. Dog training should be fun and pain-free for all involved, dogs and humans. To learn more about Susan, please visit www.k9utraining.com
getting new puppy

Preparing To Bring Home A New Puppy? Here Is What...

You’ve planned, you’ve searched and you’ve found him – the new love of your life. It’s time for your new puppy to come home with...
dog digging

Dig This! How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Up...

Authored By Susan Giordano: K9U Dog Trainer and Behaviorist  People frequently ask me how they can stop their dog from digging holes in the yard, or...
house training tips

Tips on Potty Training Your Puppy

CRATE TRAINING A PUPPY FOR HOUSE TRAINING PURPOSES Important Note: One of the most successful methods for house training your puppy - is to use...
dog prevention week

10 Tips to Avoid a Dog Bite

  It's important to understand why dogs bite and to follow the safety tips below around all dogs, including those in your home. Why Dogs Bite The...
adopting a dog

6 Great Tips For Acclimating Your New Rescue Dog

Congratulations!  You have just rescued a new shelter dog and brought him into your home.  The following steps will help make his transition into...
crate training tips

Crate Training Made Easy With These Simple Steps

Why Crate Train? Crate training a puppy is a great way to ensure you will have fewer, if any, accidents while you teach your puppy...
blind dog tips

Tips for Living With A Blind Dog

I Can See Clearly Now Whether your dog was born blind, slowly lost his vision, or abruptly lost his vision through illness or a traumatic...
teach your dog to wave, teach dog to wave

Teach Your Dog to Wave With 12 Easy Steps

One of my favorite tricks to teach a dog is “wave”.  Most dogs can perform this wave trick, provided they are able to sit...
how to find your lost dog

12 Tips – How To Find Your Lost Dog

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.  Susan Giordano, Wagbrag's Dog...

Inmates Embrace Canine Cellmates

What if there were a way to help inmates gain a new purpose in life, while at the same time helping unwanted dogs prepare...

TEN MYTHS About Raising and Training a Puppy

When it comes to raising and training a puppy, how do you know what advice to follow? Wagbrag's expert dog trainer & behaviorist, Susan...
dog training

Why Training with Positive Reinforcement Works

Positive training is a method of training animals that does not use force, coercion, or other harsh methods.  The basis of positive reinforcement training is...

It’s Mine! Dealing with Guarding Behavior

What’s mine is mine; what’s yours is mine; what I found is mine; YOU are mine; and what I stole is mine too!  This...

Great Expectations – How To Change Your Dog’s Behavior

Setting Realistic Goals for Your Dog’s Training Timeline As a trainer and animal behaviorist, one of the most important lessons I have learned from working...
dog training methods

Alpha and Pack Training Philosophies

Renowned Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist talks with WagBrag Wagbrag is excited to publish an exclusive interview with John Wright, Ph.D., a renowned Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. ...
puppy socialization tips

Puppy Socialization… Top 6 Steps To Raise a Well-Adjusted Dog

Puppy Socialization Philosophy When it comes to puppy socialization we recall the words from a great dog trainer who said,“Good dogs are made, not born.” These...
getting a puppy

Getting a Puppy – 6 Important Tips

Six Things to Consider Before Bringing Puppy Home If you’re thinking that you are ready to add a puppy to your family, here are six...

Socializing Your Puppy: An Animal Behaviorist’s Perspective

Wagbrag is excited to publish an exclusive interview with John C. Wright, Ph.D., a renowned Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB).    Susan Giordano, Wagbrag’s expert...

Give Your Dog the Sit Test

How To Teach Your Dog To Sit - 5 Steps Most dogs know how to sit on cue, provided the circumstances are right.  You have...
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How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

Who could resist those adorable little puppies at the pet store? Most of them are just tiny little huggable fur-balls just waiting for you...

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