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K9: Obedience Training

Teaching Pets and Working Dogs to be Reliable and Free Thinking

Obedience is the foundation of any reliable, well-trained dog. Without obedience, working dogs are ineffective in operations and pet dogs can be annoying and possibly a danger to themselves or others. In K9 Obedience Training, veteran search and rescue (SAR) dog handler and trainer Susan Bulanda shares the secrets of building an effective obedience training program. SAR dogs need “thinking” obedience: they sometimes need to exercise intelligent disobedience in the field. You can use the same training program for any working or pet dog. For trainers who demand the best obedience training for future working dogs, Susan’s techniques lay the groundwork for success. And pet owners who want to help their dog be easy to be around will find lots of training tips and exercises too, along with straightforward advice on proper handling, grooming and teaching simple tricks.​
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Sue Bulanda

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A unique custom made storage/tote

Those of you who follow my social media sites know that when I find an especially useful or unique product, or a good book, I like to share it. The other day I went to pick up a chair I had reupholstered and saw this unique product. It is a

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Coronavirus structure clue to high infection rate

This is an interesting study and one that everyone should read. According to the study conducted by Gary Whittaker, professor of virology, is the senior author on the study at Cornell University, primates, cats, ferrets, and mink are the most susceptible to the human virus. According to Whittaker, further research

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New strain of canine distemper in wild animals

A new strain of canine distemper has been found by pathologists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire. The infected animals were from New Hampshire and Vermont. The animals infected are fishers, two gray foxes, one skunk, one raccoon, and one mink. This is

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Pets and autism

It has been fully documented that children who suffer from autism can benefit from living with a pet. However, a new study by Gretchen Carlisle, a research scientist with the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine has found that the parents of autistic children

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Petting zoos pose a risk of infection for humans and animals

Professor Shiri Navon-Venezia of Ariel University, Ariel, Israel and colleagues conducted a study to see if there is a risk of infection to both humans and animals. “Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae (AmpC-E), which are resistant to a number of commonly used antibiotics, have become a matter of

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Therapy animals help brain injured people

When you mention animal assisted therapy, most people think only of dogs. However, a study conducted by the REHAB Basel, the clinic for neurorehabilitation and paraplegiology, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have found that animals such as guinea pigs, miniature pigs, rabbits and sheep improved social interaction,

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About Me

Sue Bulanda

Certified Animal Behavior Consultant

  • Author
  • Lecturer
  • In practice since 1961
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology
  • Master’s Degree, Education
  • Graduate courses in Behavioral Sciences
  • Certified Teacher, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Search and Rescue dog trainer and handler since 1981
  • Head trainer, Phoenixville Fire Dept. K9 Search & Rescue
  • Senior conformation Judge for United Kennel Club
  • Adjunct Professor, Kutztown University
  • Adjunct Professor, Carroll County Community College

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Other Books

K9 Obedience Training

K9 Search and Rescue Troubleshooting

Faithful Friends