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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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17 Signs Of Stress in Dogs

17 Signs Of Stress in Dogs

  I have been asked to write an article on signs of stress in dogs, which I think is wonderful! So, few people actually understand the things their dogs are trying to communicate to them! I recently had a “date”...

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7 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Face His Fears

7 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Face His Fears

Dog fears seem to be on the rise. I blame everything on social media and people’s sheer lack of time to spend with their dog. 15 years ago, it was rare to see an adult dog that had never been...

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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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Tips For Adding Dogs To Your Household

Tips For Adding Dogs To Your Household

Interesting to note, not all dogs get along! And, the truth is, it is our fault as humans! Back in the day of wild canines, dog evolution was in the “paws” of the wild canines. Today, humans manipulate characteristics and...

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Why Your Dog Growls At Some People And Not Others

Why Your Dog Growls At Some People And Not Others

Dogs are interesting creatures. They are so simple in some contexts and so complicated in others, or so we think. Honestly, I think the problem is that we humans don’t take the time to try and understand our dogs. We...

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Tips for Teaching Your Dog Impulse Control and Why it Matters

Tips for Teaching Your Dog Impulse Control and Why it Matters

One of the biggest problems that I see in dog training is a total lack of impulse control. Ironically, this wasn’t a HUGE issue 20 years ago. I think, back then, people had fewer distractions, and at least taught their...

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Collars vs. Harnesses For Walking Your Dog

Collars vs. Harnesses For Walking Your Dog

I have been a dog trainer for over 25 years. I have a lot of experience. I am also a vet tech. I have a love-hate relationship with harnesses. I am not even going to pull punches with this article....

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3 Simple Tips For Teaching Your Dog NOT To Pull On The Leash

3 Simple Tips For Teaching Your Dog NOT To Pull On The Leash

So many dogs these days do not have any leash manners. They pull while on the leash, choking themselves, making the walk miserable! But, there are a few simple tips you can use to teach your dog to NOT pull...

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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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