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Dog Training Seminars and Workshops

Conifer Canine offers some very unique dog-related seminars and workshops.  These are not your run-of-the-mill dog training seminars rehashing boring outdated information.  Our seminars are very relevant, progressive, focused, and aim for the top notch in dog training material.  Check out the dates and admission (occasionally some are free) on our Upcoming Events page. Most… Read more »

How to Greet a Strange Dog

Americans are notoriously stupid when it comes to greeting a strange dog.  We do all the wrong things and then blame the dog when she reacts in an unfriendly manner.  Many bites could easily be avoided.  But it’s the dog who gets the blame, is labeled as aggressive, and may end up dying to compensate… Read more »

A Very Brief History of the German Shepherd Dog

The history of the German Shepherd is the most detailed and documented breed in the world.  It will be impossible to include all of that information is this one blog article.  However, we’ll look at some of the highlights. The breed originated in the mind of Captain Max Emil Frederick von Stephanitz, a German cavalry… Read more »

COVID-19 and Dogs

In the midst of the coronavirus hysteria, the question has been asked thousands of times…can my dog get COVID-19?  The quick answer is, at this present time there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with the virus.  Furthermore, at the time of this writing, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in dogs… Read more »

Good Dog Training is Liberty not Slavery

Max v Stephanitz is credited as being the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog.  In 1925, he wrote a book entitled, The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture.  There are many wonderful ideas advanced in this expensive book. In the section of the book about training dogs, he wrote, “A sound training does not… Read more »

The Human Side of Dog Training

When a dog is taken into the home as part of the family, it is only one half of that relationship.  The other half if the human side.  When a you take your four-legged friend to a dog trainer and he receives training, just one side of the partnership has been improved.  There is also… Read more »

Training Dogs to Behave During the Busy Holiday

Conifer Canine’s Dog Trainer College

The holiday season is upon us, and for many of us, that means gathering family from far and wide and enjoying time together. There is never a dull moment in the kitchen as people congregate, snack on treats, and help out with the main course. The living room is home base for presents, stockings, and,… Read more »