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rtvrlvr wrote at 2013-05-29 19:00:44
My 5 year old golden retriever has been doing the same thing so we took her to the Vet because we were worried. She has had a lot of obedience training and loves to go on walks so it was concerning! We have a 7 year old golden as well and take them on walks together. If we take or older dog then the other will cry by the front for, but if we take her she won't walk anymore. Our Vet gave her arthritis medicine that hasn't helped, but it is odd because she will still jump on the bed without a problem. I know my dog and I know that she isn't "just being stubborn". She has gained weight due to her lack of exercise, but she seems to be in some sort of discomfort or pain so to force her seems cruel. It seems to me to be a medical issue over a behavioral problem. I hope your Vet is able to identify the problem and help your dog soon!


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Kathleen A. Riley-Daniels

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I am known for my originality, creativity and flexibility in dog training, and I specialize in everything from training and handling skills to behavior challenges. All breeds, personalities and skill levels are welcomed including handlers and/or dogs with physical limitations. I encourages students to work outside their comfort zone for enhanced learning and utilizing skills that best fit the needs of each team. Keeping the focus on fun, play and praise. My enthusiasm for training is contagious and all efforts of both dog and handler are rewarded. If you are looking for assistance in house training or other training areas, please visit my web site or blog first and see if the information there is helpful to you: http://www.outlawchinooks.com/ or http://RileyTrainingCenter.blogspot.com or YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/bhTHTb

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I have trained and participated in many canine performance events including obedience, rally obedience, field, herding, tracking, conformation, weight pull, training and judging 4-H, assistance dog training and wrangling for movies. I teach private and group lessons, workshops, seminars, camps, lecture internationally and have written award winning articles for numerous publications. I was voted one of the Twin Cities Top Dog Trainers by the readers of Twin City Tails Magazine, I am a certified in Animal Nutrition, Animal Training and Behavior and am an evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program.

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Various local, regional and national breed clubs.

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Have worked as an editor, on staff and as a volunteer on a variety of community, local, regional, national and international publications.

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College degree and life-long learning with multiple certifications in training, behavior, nutrition and education. I am a life-long learner and I accentuate the positive for both dogs and handlers and my training methods are specifically designed to bring teams to their full potential by customizing training plans and focusing on training exercises that best benefit each individual team.

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Voted one of the top trainers in the Twin Cities.

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