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Bringing Home a New Dog or Puppy – Introductions to Resident Dogs

June 28, 2018

  Photo by For Chen on Unsplash   Proper introductions of your new dog to your current dog is oh so important. This includes any dog you are bringing into your home including a dog you may be dog sitting for a friend or a puppy that you are fostering for a rescue. The goal […]



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First Friend and Family Paws Parent Education – Dog Training for New Families

April 17, 2018

  Dog Training for New Families Family Paws Parent Education programs are now available through First Friend Canine Consulting. As a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, trainer Jean Kolor can provide new and expecting families who have dogs with support and training to help them and their dog transition to life with baby.   The […]



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Puppy Training Classes and Dog Training Classes Hudson Valley

March 5, 2018

Dog Training Classes Hudson Valley Puppy Training and Socialization classes are available now at First Friend Canine Consulting. Young puppies have a critical window of socialization during which they are open and eager to learn about the human world they live in. Once the socialization window closes around 14 weeks of age (depending on the […]



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Are You Frustrated With Your Dog Training?

February 18, 2018

Training is like a journey. If you are traveling you start out with an itinerary. In the case of dog training we start with a training plan and look forward to getting from point A to point B with relative ease. It is fun to see the dog start to understand the lesson and then […]



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Counter Surfing Basics

February 16, 2018

  Dog are by nature opportunistic scavengers. Counter surfing is basically scavenging behavior and hunting breeds such as the Labrador Retrievers are especially good at it. While it is a natural behavior for dogs, people find it unacceptable. Counter surfing is a self-reinforcing behavior and as such it can be challenging to modify.   Counter […]



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Welcome to First Friend Canine Consulting!

September 26, 2017

First Friend gets its name from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book story paying homage to the wild dog who was the First Friend.   “When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will […]