Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

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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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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The Dangers of Dogs and Children

The Dangers of Dogs and Children

There is almost nothing better than the relationship between a dog and a child. However, MOST Adults Don’t Realize How Dangerous Dogs Can Be in Certain Situations! I think we have a romanticized ideal about how dogs and children should...

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Stop Your Dog’s Door Darting

Stop Your Dog’s Door Darting

Door Darting is an Extremely Dangerous Dog Behavior! If your dog busts through the wrong door and runs, he might be killed by a passing vehicle. It doesn’t matter whether it is the front door, back door, or car door;...

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Raising People-Friendly Dogs

Raising People-Friendly Dogs

The MOST important attribute a dog should have is that of sociability with other people. So many people want a dog that scares people away or is protective. But, just HAVING a dog is a deterrent for most people. I...

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Why Dogs Jump Up & How to Fix it Forever

Why Dogs Jump Up & How to Fix it Forever

I get it, I get it… You probably don’t care WHY dogs jump up as much as you just want the behavior fixed. 😉 But, I can fix it for you! All it takes is a little time and consistency....

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Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors

Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors

It is always interesting to me that “dog training” is synonymous with being “outside” for 90% of people. It is as if people don’t even put dog training and being indoors together. As a dog trainer, I think that is...

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The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

It’s Imperative for You to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called And there are many ways that you can do so. But, my favorite way to teach my dog to come when called is by playing “hide and seek”....

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Life or Death: Does your Dog Come When Called, Every Time?

Life or Death: Does your Dog Come When Called, Every Time?

Does Your Dog Come When Called? Every Time? Does he come in the house when you call his name? Does he come in the yard when you call his name? Does he come when you call him while you are...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Other Animals

How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Other Animals

Dogs Chasing Other Animals is a BIG Problem! And, a problem that often leads to the death of the little creature who is being chased. And, even though I understand it is in my dog’s nature to chase and kill...

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