Archive for the 'Dog Training ' Category

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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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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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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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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Introducing Your New Puppy to Your Cat

Introducing Your New Puppy to Your Cat

I am a cat person! There, I said it! Actually, and ironically, I am more of a cat person than I am a dog person 😉 But, I haven’t been able to figure out how to make a living training...

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How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Jumping Up?

How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Jumping Up?

Jumping Up is an Issue For Many Dogs and Dog Owners! The problem is that dogs aren’t born understanding what irritates us humans! Dogs interact with each other by jumping up, flying around, and playing. When they are excited, they...

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5 Quick Tips to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up

5 Quick Tips to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up

Jumping up is one of “those” problems…“those” problems that wind up with a dog in a shelter sitting on death row. I, honestly, don’t understand it. I have NEVER owned a dog that couldn’t learn to stay “off” people when...

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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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