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Dawn Watson
Gloucester City, NJ
Professional dog training using only positive reinforcement. Natural Training for Exceptional Dogs
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Dawn O Watson | CNBNewsnet I’m having fun with my new brain. Each day is a new beginning. I wake up and think, “Where am I?”. Then, I see that the blanket is covered with dog hair and I know... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 13, 2018)--You may have noticed your dog limping after a long walk in freezing temperature. It may be because she has walked on salt. Some folks still rely on salt to melt... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O Watson | CNBNewsnet t t t t  Mark as unread Mark as read Flag Remove flag Print Ah, winter. ‘Tis the time for observing the pristine scenery from a cozy kitchen window. It is a time to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNews I am often asked whether it is cruel to crate a dog. The short answer is, ‘no’, but it’s more involved than a simple yes or no. Dogs are den animals. If you go by the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Dawn Watson (CNBNews file photo) Firecrackers, horns, fireworks, loud people—these are the things that make up the celebration of a brand new year! Unfortunately, this revelry can turn into a nightmare for your dog. Prepare... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O Watson | CNBNewsnet Every year, dogs die because they’ve ‘snitched’ a few goodies off the coffee table on Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or any other holiday when family and friends gather. Sometimes, guests will treat a dog... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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cnbnewsnet Christmas is a time for family get-togethers. People of all ages seem to be more gracious, loving, and festive. Parties in the home abound. But, what about Fido? If your dog has good ‘company manners’, he may enjoy being... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet I hear it, everywhere, and it breaks my heart: "My kid wants a puppy for Christmas, so we called a breeder..." Dogs are not gifts to be given to children. They are living, breathing responsibilities that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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cnbnewsnet Dawn O Watson, columnist for Cleary's Notebook, announced that her newest novel, "Pi, with Coffee" is now available on Amazon.com in both paperback and eBook format. Cover art is by local artist, Amy D'apice. The "Slices of Pi" novels... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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cnbnewsnet You may have noticed that, when you are stressed and in a hurry, Fido chooses this time to misbehave. That’s because he is feeding off your energy. There is an old saying: emotions travel down the leash. This means... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet When you love a pet, you try not to think of a time when he or she will die. But death is inevitable, and the timing is not usually ours to choose. Most humans grieve for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O. Watson | CNBNewsnet In many states, it is now a felony to allow pets to remain outdoors during cold weather. Unless you own a Husky, Malamute, American Eskimo dog, or Wolf hybrid, your dog belongs inside, with you,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Fido scratches. He licks, bites, and scoots across the floor. Fleas? Maybe. But, more likely it’s seasonal allergies. When leaves fall, they create piles of mold, the spores of which may cause an allergic reaction. Since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Written by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet When I’m working with a client, I often say, “I’m not teaching your dog—I’m teaching you how to teach your dog how to behave”. An obedient and well-rounded dog is one that is told... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet image courtesy of pixabay.com Playing with the family pet is an important social interaction, both for the pet and the human. It increases the human/animal bond and ideally brings joy to all participants. The activities of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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(CNBNewsnet)-- One of the worst dog-related inventions I have ever come across is the retractable leash. These devices are made from plastic and fishing line, and have cost many dogs their lives. In addition, they have caused injuries to people.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O. Watson | CNBNewsnet There is an area around my house where anything goes. It’s private, even though there may be twenty moving vehicles, a gas station, a dozen neighbors sitting on porches, and four little girls playing jump-rope... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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(cnbnewsnet) One of the worst dog-related inventions I have ever come across is the retractable leash. These devices are made from plastic and fishing line, and have cost many dogs their lives. In addition, they have caused injuries to people.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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cnbnewsnet Children must be taught polite interaction with pets at a young age. If a child is left unsupervised, a tragedy is likely to occur, which will mean a death sentence for the pet. Many times, a dog will react... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet I am often asked for help housebreaking dogs. It is a time-consuming but essential part of raising a dog to be socially acceptable. Here are the steps to take to train your best buddy to “go”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Mrs. Jean L. DeBord passed away at her daughter’s home in Gloucester City on September 16, 2017. The former resident of Allentown, Pa., she was 94 years young. She is predeceased by her son, Darryl. Her daughter, Dawn Watson, is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O. Watson | CNBNewsnet There is a growing trend in America to adopt dogs that were raised in a ‘puppy mill’—typically a facility in which female dogs are bred repeatedly and their offspring sold at auctions, farmers’ markets, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn O. Watson | CNBNewsnet Your newly adopted or a dog you have raised from puppyhood suddenly begins ignoring your cues, staring you down, even growling at you on occasion. How can you make this behavior cease quickly and compassionately?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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by Dawn Watson cnbnewsnet School is starting and everyone is excited; new friends, new ways of thinking, maybe even a new school! But, what about Fido? Humans and animals thrive on learning. If you consider your dog part of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City
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Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet You know the signs of a healthy dog—bright eyes, clear nose, shiny fur, good appetite. But, are you familiar with the signs of sickness in your best buddy? Some of the signs of illness are subtle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City