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Potty Training Your Puppy the Easy Way

Potty Training Your Puppy the Easy Way

Potty training your new puppy seems daunting, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! All it takes is some persistence and consistency to set your puppy up on the right paw. If you are consistent, you can quickly move on...

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How to Assess and Manage Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How to Assess and Manage Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is one of those terms thrown around all the time when it comes to dogs and dog training. Misdiagnosis of Separation Anxiety The truth is, I believe that 90+ percent of people who are convinced that their dog(s)...

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How To Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

How To Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

I hate to start off any article so negatively… but I need you to understand that there is little to nothing that you can do to calm your dog DURING a thunderstorm. If your dog has thunderstorm phobia and a...

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6 Top Tips for a More Enjoyable Walk With Your Dog

6 Top Tips for a More Enjoyable Walk With Your Dog

Walks are so uncomfortable for most people and their dogs. The dog pulls and sputters, chokes and yanks the owner from place to place. It doesn’t work for either partner! The good news is that it only takes a couple...

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Self-Rewarding Behaviors and Why They Matter in Dog Training

Self-Rewarding Behaviors and Why They Matter in Dog Training

I use the term “self-rewarding behavior” quite a bit when talking about dog training! And, although it seems logical to me as a trainer, it is sometimes difficult for the average pet owner to understand. “Self-Rewarding Behaviors” Broken Down A...

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Tips to Safely Socialize Your Adult Rescue Dog

Tips to Safely Socialize Your Adult Rescue Dog

People frequently ask me “How do I socialize my adult rescue dog?” The first thing that comes to mind is “carefully”! I know it sounds trite, but the truth is that it is imperative to ensure your dog’s safety all...

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Top 3 Things You Must Expose Your Puppy to NOW

Top 3 Things You Must Expose Your Puppy to NOW

Puppies are like little blank slates of joy. But, as sweet as they are, we have a very limited amount of time to imprint them so that they grow up to become good canine companions! It is essential that we...

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The Top 6 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy

The Top 6 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy

Let’s face it, puppies need to learn a lot of things in order to become good family canine companions. However, some things are more crucial to learn early on than others! And, I am a firm believer that puppy training...

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Does Your Dog Not Listen To You?

Does Your Dog Not Listen To You?

Ever wonder if your dog is deaf? Ironically, we hear this a lot in the veterinary world; and ironically, few dogs are actually deaf. Of course deaf dogs exist, but most often we find that it is selective hearing on...

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How To Train A Dog That Isn’t Motivated By Treats

How To Train A Dog That Isn’t Motivated By Treats

I get asked this question ALL the time! Between that and the people who simply don’t want to use treats, because they think treats are bribery….. Ironically, if you use treats correctly, they are far from bribery! Food is also...

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