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Selection has begun-Come Check Them Out!

Fall is in the air, and we are kicking off our busy season with the first litter up for selection! These little bears are a delight, a repeat breeding of Gemma and Habibi.  Their assessments are complete and selection is underway!  New Teacup Litter ...

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Selection Day is HERE-New site and new process!

It's an exciting day at Habibi Bears!  Our new site is less than a week old, and we had the opportunity to try out all the fancy new things today for our selection process! I am really excited, I mean REALLY excited... to have a new home on the inter...

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Spring is here! News from Habibi Bears

Spring is here, and we are busy behind the scenes with new litters arriving and training puppies in Habibi Pup Academy.   Our training program has been a wonderful addition to our program, and it has been exciting to hear how well the puppies are adj...

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Proper Socialization Tips

What is dog socialization? Why is it so important? Dog socialization essentially means exposing your dog to a plethora of new sounds, sights, smells, surfaces, environments, objects, people and animals in a way that helps your dog open up to them in ...

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Beatrix Potter Litter Selection & BIG Announcement!

Hello Habibi Family, Litter Updates It's hard to believe that its already time to begin our selection for our Medium (mini) Beatrix Potter and I know they have been a long time coming! This is Gemma and Beethoven's last litter and they did not di...

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Doggy Super Heroes: Service and Therapy Dogs

Before bringing home your Habibi Bear, it is super important to decide on the exact role that your new dog will fulfill in your family. Is it one of a family pet, or a companion to another dog already in your home, or will it be used as a service ani...

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Doggy Super Heroes: The Sequel

We’ve had some inquiries about our previous post, “Doggy Super Heroes” on how best to help our precious pups achieve Super Hero status. It is so exciting for us at Habibi U (Go Bears!) to assist you every step of the way. Are you ready?  Let’s go!  B...

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How to Engage with your dog at an even deeper level!

I know some of you are always looking for ways to expand the amount of quality time with your dog, and including your dog in your mindfulness practice is a perfect way to deepen and strengthen the bond between you, and increase your effectiveness as ...

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Reflecting on Our Role in Our Pups' Adolescent Phase

Hello, Habibi Bear Family! Noticing a bit of mischief from your pup lately? It's quite common as they hit adolescence, anywhere between 5 to 24 months. This is when our sweet little ones start pushing the envelope, and yes, it can be as challenging a...

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Why not the dog park?

Dog parks have become a growing popular trend, and its one that causes most trainers and behaviorists to cringe when they hear about their clients taking their new puppies to. While it sounds like a wonderful experience for your puppy, the opportunit...

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Tips for bringing home your Habibi Bear

Bringing Home Your Super Pup Bringing home your trained puppy is an exciting event! After weeks of hard work, your pup is ready to strut his stuff, showing off everything it learned at the prestigious Habibi University Pup Academy (Go Bears!)  Now it...

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Danger on a string: The lure of retractable leashes

While out the other morning returning from a trip to the grocery store, a scenario caught my eye that had the potential for disaster and heartbreak. Driving past an apartment complex, a middle-aged man was out on a walk with his small terrier mix dog...

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Habibi Bear Education Corner-Expanding our knowledge about Genetics.

How excited we were when we came across this website and article by J.Jeffrey Bragg and his Seppala Siberian Husky website. We at Habibi Bears share a similar outlook and experience with the often closed insular world of the so-called “pure breed” do...

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Big Puppy Energy- Adjusting our expectations of a new puppy coming home.

Here at Habibi Bears, we get so many emails from new trained puppy parents who frequently ask the same question- “Does my dog like me? They don’t seem to be excited to see me!” Another frequent remark is “My puppy isn’t jumping up to greet me when I ...

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Bugs and Critters Oh My! Parasites and your Dog

Last week in our blogpost, Retractable Leashes , we made mention that one excellent reason to keep puppy by your side while out walking is to avoid the temptation of puppy to find “goodies” to nibble on without your permission and before you can sto...

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Puppy Zones & Spatial Learning

Last week we discussed how we at Habibi Pup Academy (Go Bears!) spend quite a bit of time and effort to train your puppy to be in a state of calm and quiet as their default mode. We do this to build and maintain a training foundation that we can mo...

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Ring My Bell- Conditioning and Consistency with your Habibi Bear Puppy

Last week we talked about puppy zones and spatial learning, and how understanding those concepts when your puppy arrives home can set your puppy up for success. Today we’ll cover another pillar of training a “Super Pup” – Conditioning. What is condit...

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Learning Experiences for You and Puppy

Last week we talked about conditioning, its definition and how we use it, along with consistency and routine, in training puppies to obtain the results we want in positive puppy behaviors. In short, puppy training is conditioning. So, what happens wh...

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Daylight Savings Time Change & Transitioning your Habibi's Feeding Schedules

Here at Habibi Bear Pup Academy (Go Bears!) we are all about empowering you to provide the very best experience for your pup and consequently, your entire family. As the weather is undergoing its seasonal transformation and we lose more light of day,...

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Teach your Children to Speak Dog

As a kid growing up, I always wanted to be able to talk to the animals. Did you? If you’re an animal lover, I imagine there was a deep desire to connect in a meaningful way with animals of all sorts, especially dogs. Kids are exposed in film, books a...

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Developing A Dog with a special purpose & a Program to support them!


I’m Julie, the creator of the Habibi Bear. Developed exclusively to provide support for children with Autism & special needs.  I was inspired by my students and wanted to assist them by raising a dog that can be their voice and help them navigate their world. Over the years, this vision has expanded as I now serve people of all ages with my Habibi Method Program, as a Puppy Parenting Coach! 

Our naturally reared dogs are vitally healthy and have a rich gene pool with no inbreeding. I have an open stud book and will always be open to outcrossing to further my line. Health & temperament are paramount in my pursuit of raising dogs with a purpose.

In the beginning I told myself I would do this as long as it still lights me up inside and there is a need for my dogs.  Here I am years later, and I’m still having a ball, and our network is now international.  Every puppy amazes me with their uncanny ability to connect to people's hearts. It’s an honor to be the guardian of these special little bears, and be part of something quite magical between the hearts of human and dog.

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