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How To Stop Your Dog From Barking At The Neighbor’s Dog

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking At The Neighbor’s Dog

“Fence fighting” is a difficult behavior to change! Why? Because it is FUN for all of the dogs involved to bark at each other at the fence. Running back and forth, barking, spitting, snarling and working yourself up is serious...

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Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks: 5 Things You May Be Doing Wrong

Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks: 5 Things You May Be Doing Wrong

  So, you have an older dog. Maybe you just adopted them, or perhaps they’ve been a family member for a long time. They might not be as lively as they once were, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn...

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Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

  Recently, I wrote an article titled “The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone”. This is a very important article. There are some dogs out there that should NEVER interact or greet your guests. Dogs...

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The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

Ohhhhhh, dogs love guests!!!! Guests are exciting! Your dog probably hardly ever “truly” gets in trouble when guests are over visiting! The same goes for kids and guests. I remember when I was a kid, I looooooved having company over...

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How and Why to Teach Your Dog “Leave It”

How and Why to Teach Your Dog “Leave It”

“Leave It” is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog! When teaching my puppy class just last week, we were discussing “impulse control”, and teaching the dog not to steal things from your hand (close to...

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Actually, You Have Taught Your Dog To NEVER Come When Called!

Actually, You Have Taught Your Dog To NEVER Come When Called!

It is amazing how many people teach their puppies and dogs the exact opposite of what they think they are working toward! We think in human terms. We don’t take time to consider how dogs learn, and how terribly inconsistent...

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The 6 Reasons You Are Ruining Your Dog’s “Stay” Command

The 6 Reasons You Are Ruining Your Dog’s “Stay” Command

The “Stay” command is often the “bane” of dog owners’ obedience training. And, even those who get a decent “stay,” often end up losing it completely. It is pretty easy to understand if you read these points… The 6 Reasons...

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Strategies For When Your Dog Won’t Listen

Strategies For When Your Dog Won’t Listen

Let’s admit it, we all pretend to not hear things on occasion. I remember as a child trying to perfect this into an art form. 😉 After all, if I didn’t hear my mom say she needed help bringing in...

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Top 5 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes

Top 5 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes

It is true, you can make mistakes while training and raising your dog! And, these mistakes will make the training process longer and more tedious for both you and your canine friend! Here Are the Top 5 Most Common Dog...

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The Top 4 Signs Your Dog Needs More Exercise

The Top 4 Signs Your Dog Needs More Exercise

Dogs need exercise. And, let me tell you, that a short stroll around the block to pick up the mail is not exercise. A 3-mile stroll around the park is also not really “exercise” for your dog. Your dog is...

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