Archive for the 'Dog Training ' Category

Why Teaching Your Puppy Self-Control is Crucial to Raising a Canine Good Citizen

Why Teaching Your Puppy Self-Control is Crucial to Raising a Canine Good Citizen

Awww puppies! Puppies are some of my favorite people! 😉 Puppies are cute, they are fuzzy, they have puppy breath and they sleep as hard as they play! There is little wrong with puppies, except most don’t come with a...

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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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4 Times Your Dog Should Know How To Wait Instead of Stay

4 Times Your Dog Should Know How To Wait Instead of Stay

I like having a reliable “wait” command in puppy training. However, I think it is more important to have a reliable “stay” command. If your dog doesn’t know “stay”, he will probably struggle with “wait”. So the burning question is,...

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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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If You Only Teach Your Dog ONE Command, This Should Be It

If You Only Teach Your Dog ONE Command, This Should Be It

It was a beautiful sunny day… I was out training with a client and her dog the other day, when it happened… Something that can never be undone. Something that will affect each of us that were there that day....

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7 Dog Training “Brain Games” Calming Down OVER-Excited Dogs

7 Dog Training “Brain Games” Calming Down OVER-Excited Dogs

Do you have a dog who goes BALLISTIC when he sees certain things in his life? Does he get WAAAAY too excited around other dogs, animals or new people who come over? If so then you’ll be happy to know...

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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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Springtime Dog Training Tips

Springtime Dog Training Tips

Take advantage of the season’s warm, sunny weather by getting outdoors–with your dog! Spring and summer are the perfect time to work on further training with your puppy and bonding and the possibilities are endless. Rover.com, the nation’s largest online...

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