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Why is My Puppy Peeing When Excited? (And How to Keep Him from Doing it Again)

Why is My Puppy Peeing When Excited? (And How to Keep Him from Doing it Again)

“Why is my puppy peeing when excited?” I get asked this question A LOT!!!! It seems that a little accident here and there bring most normal people to their knees! Honestly, this is pretty normal. And, thankfully, the submissive and...

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How to Cure Your Puppy Biting the Leash

How to Cure Your Puppy Biting the Leash

Your puppy biting the leash is a big problem for a lot of dogs… especially if you’re trying to teach them to walk on a leash. It often ends in frustration for both dog and human. Misunderstanding Makes it Worse  ...

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How to Train Your Dock Diving Dog

How to Train Your Dock Diving Dog

Thanks to Photographer Wayne Ramsay I am a dock diving dog addict. I have spent years following Ultimate Air Dogs around the country helping to put on shows. And, it just so happens that I am now a UAD judge...

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Calm Training for a Relaxed Dog

Calm Training for a Relaxed Dog

Our dogs are unknowingly conditioned to get overly excited when people come over to visit, when we take them out on a leash, when we come home; almost everything we do in some ways encourages our dogs to get excited. Relaxation can also be taught to your dog as a conditioned response. Eye contact and these relaxation techniques are the foundation to good obedience, and it is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your canine companion.

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How to Introduce a Puppy to a Dominant Dog

How to Introduce a Puppy to a Dominant Dog

Change is difficult for everyone, including our pets and it is important to make sure that their schedules and lives remain as normal as possible when integrating a new animal into their lives.

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Dog Agility: Why ALL Dog Owners Should Get Involved

Dog Agility: Why ALL Dog Owners Should Get Involved

Part One:  Getting Started! It seems like in almost each article that I write, as of late, I brag about all that I have dog in the dog care world in the past twenty five plus years that I have...

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Herding Dog Training: Unlocking Your Dog’s Potential

Herding Dog Training: Unlocking Your Dog’s Potential

Living with a herding dog can be a bit of a challenge. Understanding is the first matter of business. The herding behavior is modified from the predatory instinct, to hunt and prey on other animals. Through selective breeding man has been able to inhibit the dogs’ desire to kill while maintaining and controlling the ability to chase and herd.

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Intermittent Reinforcement and Why it’s Key to Building a Dog Training Foundation

Intermittent Reinforcement and Why it’s Key to Building a Dog Training Foundation

Intermittent Reinforcement is conditioning your dog to perform a certain command or task in which a reward (jackpot) is not administered every time the desired response is performed. This differs from the idea that continuous reinforcement – which is when your...

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Stopping Dogs from Jumping Up: The Easy Way

Stopping Dogs from Jumping Up: The Easy Way

Stopping dogs from jumping up is easier than your think, yet it requires some work and some follow through.  If all it took was 2 minutes of work and a magic wand, no one’s dog would ever jump again. However,...

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Pit Bull Training – 9 Tips for Success

Pit Bull Training – 9 Tips for Success

Got a Pit Bull puppy? Thinking about getting a Pit Bull puppy? Or, are you just in love with Pit Bulls? I must say Pit Bull ownership and adoration is on the rise! Unfortunately, much of it is due in...

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