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Canine behavior expert, Aaron McDonald, releases new book on canine cognition.

Birmingham, Alabama – Canine behavior expert, Aaron McDonald, has released a new, visual map of canine cognition that illustrates the mind and motivation of all dogs; a “Rosetta Stone” of dog behavior. “This ‘inside-out’ theory will serve as a road-map … Continue reading

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How to Safely Make Your Store Dog Friendly

Check out Aaron McDonald’s interview with NCR concerning dog-friendly businesses. https://www.ncrsilver.com/how-to-safely-make-your-store-dog-friendly/ “In some cases, a cute pet in your shop may actually be a draw. But not every human customer appreciates encountering a pooch where they least expect one. And … Continue reading

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Vestavia Voice Feature

A big thank you to the Vestavia Voice for featuring MK-9 and helping to promote healthy relationships with dogs. http://vestaviavoice.com/businesses/business-spotlights/mcdonald-canine-academy/ Dogs have always been a major part of Aaron McDonald’s life, and he’s always found them to be excellent teachers. … Continue reading

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Transitional Partners Program – 2nd Graduation!

Congratulations to our latest graduating class of the Transitional Partners Program. A huge thank you to all of our friends and clients who made the program possible. The students were walking tall with their new-found dog handling skills!

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Transitional Partners Program – 1st Graduating Class!

By Alan Collins – bio | email Students at the Eastside Mental Health Center are learning how to be dog handlers as part of a dog-assisted work therapy program. Source: Alan Collins Students at the Eastside Mental Health Center are … Continue reading

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The Way of the Dog, Huntsville Seminar

I had a great time Friday conducting the seminar “The Way of the Dog” to some outstanding Huntsville area dog trainers.  The focus of the seminar was understanding canine thought processes, and how those thoughts manifest as action in the … Continue reading

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K-9 “Ollie”, Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that our student K-9, “Ollie” is now an officer with Brookside Police Department and was quickly credited with tracking down two fleeing criminals. Way to go, Ollie!

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Dollars for Dogs 2011

Our annual totals are in! We are pleased to announce that our Dollars for Dogs program has raised $2260.80 in 2011 for some outstanding local dog charities. These include: Bama Bully Rescue, Peace Love & Dog Paws Rescue, & Hand … Continue reading

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NAMI – 2011 Annual Conference

We would like to thank the National Alliance on Mental Illness for hearing our presentation of “Companion Dogs – A New Approach” at their 2011 Annual Conference in Montgomery. We had a great time. And keep up the good work!

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Companion Dogs: A New Approach

We would like to thank the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards for hearing our presentation of “Companion Dogs: A New Approach”.  We had a packed house that was standing room only.  We look forward to implementing this innovative … Continue reading

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