Hello Fellow Dog Lovers!
Can you believe the holiday season is here already? I just love this time of year. I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and I hope you do, too. We've got some really great seasonal articles to share with you, plus some awesome promotions going on in the Positively store. 
In this edition, you'll find information about how to keep your dog from eating the Thanksgiving turkey, some ideas on cold weather activities to do with your dog, and more. As always, you'll find exclusive content and training tips that you won't find anywhere else. Hope you enjoy!
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In this season of thanks, I can't think of a better example of pure thankfulness than a senior dog. Having a senior Labrador Retriever myself, I am reminded daily how precious each moment we have with our dogs truly is. If you're considering getting a new dog, I would highly recommend considering an older dog. It might just be the best decision you've ever made! Here are my top five reasons for considering a senior pet: 
#1: The transition will likely be smoother. 
Bringing home a younger dog often involves a pretty hectic transition period. Whether you're adopting or purchasing a dog from a breeder, younger dogs will need constant monitoring, especially in the first few weeks after coming into your home.
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
Look for huge savings in the Positively Store from Black Friday through Cyber Monday! (Nov 28-Dec 1)!
Stay tuned for upcoming newsletters about specific promotions over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are a few of these upcoming holiday deals. No promo code needed.
  • Save 15% when you spend $50
  • Save 20% when you spend $75
  • Save 25% when you spend $100
  • Save 30% when you spend $200
  • FREE bag of treats with any order over $75
  • Special gift bundles
  • Gift Cards for your dog-loving friends
  • Special sale pricing on Positively brand youth and adult tees 
  • Secret shipping deals - find out more about them soon! 
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
Registration is now open for the second annual UK Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference! 
Victoria has enlisted the help of the world’s top canine behaviour experts and educators to create the National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference – a national event dedicated to finding practical and workable solutions to the universal problem of dog bites and to providing the most up-to-date information on canine behaviour.
This second annual conference will be held at the University of Lincoln on June 6-7, 2015 and will feature dynamic presentations from some of the world’s top dog behaviour experts.
Looking for an awesome new interactive toy to keep your dog busy? 
Victoria's lab, Sadie, has been loving wrestling with her Wobble Ball from P.L.A.Y.  Now you can get 20% off when you use promo code POSITIVELY.
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Check out the awesome Positively Success Story of Humphrey, a Bernese Mountain Dog rescued from a puppy mill. He overcome extreme fear and lack of socialization with the help of positive training methods. 
"Humphrey was rescued from a puppy mill 1 year ago after spending approx 5 years in a cage. His health issues were the easiest thing to overcome. For the first 3 months he cowered in a hole he dug in the backyard.
He would not look at you and would not stand when you were near him. We ignored suggestions such as – you should put him down, you need to put him on drugs, you need to force him. We watched every episode of "It's me or the Dog" we could get our hands on...."
Positively Contributor Sarah Lukemire talks about some great activities to do with your dog during cold weather.
As I was looking at the 10-day forecast, it seems apparent that winter is here to stay (and we all knew it was coming). Winter in Minnesota can mean week upon week of not too many long walks or trips to the park with the dogs. Especially when you have two short-haired mutts who shiver when the temps hit below freezing!

Not sure about yours, but our dogs let us know when we go even a single day without a good, long walk or run. There is an obvious abundance of built up energy. So how on earth do we make it through winter without our dogs (and quite frankly, ourselves) losing their minds?

Here are five ideas for entertaining our four-legged friends through the cold months...

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Did you miss it? Alex  Andes' article about rescue groups making irresponsible dog training decisions was shared and talked about by many. Opinions were strong from Victoria's fans all over the world. See more on her official Facebook page.
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iCalmDog in the Positively Store
You asked, we delivered! The iCalm Dog is now available in the Positively Store. The iCalm Dog is a paw-sized portable music player that comes with four hours of clinically-tested psychoacoustic calming music for dogs. 
There are five additional micro-cards for specific training issues including noise desensitization, aggression, and separation anxiety. Check it out!
Victoria's Positively Training Treats are now available at a new sale price! Created with love by Big Daddy Biscuits, we've now made these treats smaller for easier use in training.
These are the only training treats you'll need to have a happy, healthy dog. And starting Black Friday through Christmas, you'll get a free bag of treats with any order over $75.

Beth is both a wolf specialist and focused dog trainer. She has been training dogs professionally for over 20  years. She is committed to helping pet dog owners understand and work with their dogs using empathy and sound positive teaching methods. Beth holds numerous animal behavior accreditations, including Certified Pet Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). 
Need a dog behavior expert in the Howell, MI  area? Get in touch with Beth today:
CALL BETH:  (517) 548.1807
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Victoria was a featured presenter at this year's American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards show, which aired October 30th on the Hallmark Channel.
Your Thanksgiving turkey might be in danger if you have a counter surfing pup!
Put yourself in the dog's paws and place your favorite food on the counter when you are hungry. Now walk past and see if you can resist taking a bite. The most realistic solution to counter surfing is a combination of management and training techniques.
Blocking access to places where food is left out by using baby gates or putting the dog in another room when you have company means there is no opportunity for your dog to fail.
You can also teach a reliable 'Stay' cue, and then teach your dog to stay behind an imaginary line in the kitchen. Read more...

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