Archive for the 'Puppy 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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Top 3 Things You Must Expose Your Puppy to NOW

Top 3 Things You Must Expose Your Puppy to NOW

Puppies are like little blank slates of joy. But, as sweet as they are, we have a very limited amount of time to imprint them so that they grow up to become good canine companions! It is essential that we...

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The Top 6 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy

The Top 6 Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy

Let’s face it, puppies need to learn a lot of things in order to become good family canine companions. However, some things are more crucial to learn early on than others! And, I am a firm believer that puppy training...

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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 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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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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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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