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Your Dog's Mouth is His Hand

Your Dog's Mouth is His Hand
All the things we do with our hands, your dog does with his mouth. We don't teach our children "grip inhibition," so why then do we insist on teaching puppies "bite inhibition"???

Canine Core at Planet Dog: New Session

Canine Core at Planet Dog: New Session

We filled up our first class at Planet Dog! For those on the waitlist, we just added another session which will run from June 5th through July 3rd, Tuesdays from 7-8pm. Once again, this class will give you the tools you need to start working with your dog's prey drive. Working with a dog's drive is the fastest way to create a harmonious relationship while also shaping obedience behaviors. Accessing a dog's drive can also help him to become more grounded and emotionally balanced--in some cases, it can even relieve the symptoms of trauma (reactivity). So please join us, Portland dog lovers! You...


New Class at Planet Dog!

New Class at Planet Dog!

I'm very excited to announce a new Canine Core Method Class is starting on April 24th at Planet Dog! This foundational class will give you the tools you need to start working with your dog's prey drive. Working with a dog's drive is the fastest way to create a harmonious relationship while also shaping obedience behaviors. Accessing a dog's drive can also help him to become more grounded and emotionally balanced--in some cases it can even relieve the symptoms of trauma (reactivity). So please join us, Portland dog lovers! You can stop by the store to sign up at 211 Marginal Way...


Join Our Facebook Group

Leah Twitchell

Join Our Facebook Group

We recently joined forces with our friends at Dog In Neutral to bring you the Canine Core Method of dog training. To that end, we created a public Facebook Group with dog training tutorials, and it is free to join! We invite you to join our members in sharing their experiences working with all types of dogs. Our positive approach to drive training is quite unique, and we are happy to share all sorts of tutorials with you. You are welcome to post questions, as well as your own videos if you would like feedback or consultation. We hope to see you there!Train well and be well,Leah...


Yappy Hour at Planet Dog

Leah Twitchell

Yappy Hour at Planet Dog

Would you like to create a deeper bond with your dog? You are cordially invited to this Planet Dog Store event to find out how! I will be explaining the foundations of the Canine Core Method and the basic movements of drive training. Please visit with me so we can geek out over dogs! When: February 25th from 12pm-2pm Where: Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way in Portland, ME  What: Introduction to the Canine Core Method: A Positive Approach to Drive Training Who: Anyone who loves dogs, has dogs, or is thinking about getting a dog! This training method is appropriate for ALL dogs, all ages,...