Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

Canine Body Language: What You Need to Know

Canine Body Language: What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, people misinterpret, don’t understand, or just plain ignore the things our dogs are trying to tell us. And when that happens people and other animals are at risk of being bitten. Dogs can’t use our language to tell us...

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Why Impulse Control is MORE Important Than Obedience

Why Impulse Control is MORE Important Than Obedience

I recently had an inquiry from the adult child of a former client of mine. He contacted me, first being adamant about how his dog is not aggressive. Whenever someone tries to convince me how non-aggressive their dog is, I...

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How Incompatible Behaviors Can Transform Your Dog’s Behavior

How Incompatible Behaviors Can Transform Your Dog’s Behavior

We use the term “incompatible behaviors” A LOT in dog training. However, the more often I use the term, the more I begin to believe that people don’t truly understand the concept when it relates to their dogs. And, if...

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How to Bond with Your Dog by Incorporating Obedience

How to Bond with Your Dog by Incorporating Obedience

Ahhhhh obedience! It is the age old struggle between canine and human. Decades ago, we were told that our dogs needed corrections and an alpha. Yank the leash up for “sit” to force the dog into the position. Slap the...

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The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

A dog that whines is one of my pet peeves! I can handle full out barking a lot better than whining. There is just something about the pitch that sounds like fingernails down a chalk board. Thankfully, my dogs don’t...

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The Number One Reason Your Dog Is a Monster

The Number One Reason Your Dog Is a Monster

The first time I saw this video, I thought it was a set up. Then I realized that it wasn’t, and I think I was even more horrified. I mean we have all seen dogs steal food, or get in...

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7 Natural Ways to Help Calm Your Anxious Dog

7 Natural Ways to Help Calm Your Anxious Dog

Years ago (and still a little now), I was more “anti” natural than most people. So many people want to deny their dog medicine or think that there are purely natural strategies for problems or conditions. This is simply not...

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Get Ready for the Dirt…On Dogs Who Dig

Get Ready for the Dirt…On Dogs Who Dig

Are you ready for some dirt? The dirt on dogs who dig, that is. 😉 Digging is both a complicated and an easy subject! Getting to Know Your Dog Dogs dig for all kinds of reasons. Some dig for a...

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The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

Have you ever experienced stress? Of course you have!  We have all experienced stress! The problem is that undue stress (the kind that is unpleasant and can’t be controlled) causes numerous health problems. Change is sleep habits (loss of sleep,...

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Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Nothing gets me cussed at and told off quicker than my reply when someone sends me an email about fixing their dog’s behavior problem because he “is” or they want him to “be” a Service Dog. First off let’s be...

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