Tips for fireworks phobia plus an exclusive discount...
Tips for fireworks phobia plus an exclusive discount...
Hello, Fellow Dog Lovers!
Hope you're all enjoying the dog days of summer! June has been an incredibly exciting month for me, as I took part in two fantastic conferences. The first was my second annual UK Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference, which sold out and was a great weekend. I then spoke at the IMPACT Conference, which focused on humane training for working dogs. I was honored to be a part of both of these amazing events.
As the 4th of July is coming up in the US, you'll find some training tips from me on fireworks phobia scattered throughout this month's newsletter. And make sure you check out the great deal we've got going on in the Positively store just in time for those troublesome fireworks.
As always, you'll find exclusive content and training tips that you won't find anywhere else. Hope you enjoy!
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P.S. Don't forget to check out my blog for more articles from me! 
Fireworks Anxiety
Victoria's tips on working with a dog with fireworks anxiety. 
Working with dogs that have a fear or phobia can be complex because even though some common fears can be successfully worked with, others are deeply ingrained and are therefore highly resistant to change. 
Recent reports have shown that 93% of dogs with noise phobias involved fear of thunder and other loud noises, including fireworks. Whether fear of fireworks is elicited by a singular traumatic experience or prolonged exposure, the result is often highly distressing for dogs and owners.  Without extensive behavioural therapy and management strategies, phobias become deeply ingrained and even harder to change...
DIY Bone Ball
DIY Bone Ball
Positively Contributor Kimberley Matchem of Confessions of a Rescue Mom has created a fun and easy DIY project for dog lovers. 
I'm always looking for easy, adorable decor ideas to make for dog-themed  events and this seemed perfect and inexpensive to do! This would be perfect as a centerpiece at a shelter event, gala or like what we are doing, a doggie birthday party.
We are going to teach you all, step by step, how to make some bone ball decorations.
Is Your Dog Seaworthy?
Is Your Dog Seaworthy?
VSPDT Dale Ward talks about how to keep your dog safe while boating, and has some great Fido-friendly product suggestions for water activities. 
A large part of summer fun for many lucky people includes spending time on a boat. Dogs and cats are often a part of this aspect of summer. There are a few important things to note about boating with your pets.
Ditch Your Choke Collar!
Ditch Your Choke Chain!
Here at Positively, we love photos like these! This beautiful pup has traded out his choke collar for a much more humane and effective harness. Great work by Susan Kendrick, one of Victoria's licensed trainers.
Click the "read more" button below to find out more about the dangers of choke collars. 
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Positively Contributor Rachel Sheppard of My Kid Has Paws has some great tips for "Take Your Dog to Work" Day.   
June 26th, 2015 is Take Your Dog to Work Day! If you are like me and feel guilty leaving your dog at home when you go to work, today is the perfect day to celebrate the fact that you can take them with you!
Here are a few ideas on how to make Take Your Dog to Work Day a success...
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In Case You Missed It
Did you miss it? Victoria's post about a woman saving dogs from the cruelty of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival stirred up lots of shares and comments.
Opinions were strong from Victoria's fans all over the world. See more on her official Facebook page.
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Fireworks Phobia Promotion
Happy 4th! The 4th of July doesn't have to be a dreaded day for you and your dog. There are some valuable tools available to help stop fireworks phobia, and we have a great deal in the Positively store so you can get those tools for less! 
Victoria's Canine Noise Phobia Fireworks CD and Fireworks Microcard (the Microcard is for use with an iCalm Dog) are 15% off until July 4th. Get yours now and start helping your dog overcome his fears!
Fireworks Phobia
Positively No-Pull Harness
Victoria's Positively No-Pull Harness was designed with your dog in mind! The harness is effective on both small and large breed dogs, and works even with strong pullers. 
Stop your dog's leash pulling without the use of pain -- you and your dog will both be glad you did!
VSPDT Sandy Wishnick

A passionate believer in dog training methods that are grounded in canine behavioral science, Sandy uses leading-edge techniques to change dog behavior quickly and effectively, without any coercion or punishment.
She works one-on-one with clients' dogs on everything from basic manners to frustrating behavior problems. 
Need a dog behavior expert in the Cumming, GA area? Get in touch with Sandy today:
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Victoria Stilwell in the Media Article
Following the fatal dog attack on a baby in Australia, Victoria's tips for Dog Bite Prevention were featured on, a popular news outlet in New ZealandRead more.
The sight and sound of fireworks can be terrifying for dogs. More dogs are lost on the 4th of July than at any other time in the US, so make sure you keep your dog safely indoors on the 4th, as well as the days before and after the holiday, as neighors may shoot off fireworks unexpectedly. 
If your dog comes to you for comfort during fireworks, give it to him. Some people think that if you comfort a nervous or fearful dog you will reinforce his fear, but the opposite is actually true. A calming touch or just holding your dog close will make him feel safe.
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