Category Archives: Dog Training

The Scoop on Housebreaking | Potty Training a Puppy or Young Dog

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The mantra of “it’s never the dog’s fault” certainly applies to issues related to house training. Let’s think about this for a moment… In a natural environment the mother dog would seek out a clean and warm den where she could safely deliver her puppies. During the early weeks she is a meticulous nursemaid

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Redirecting | Turning Your Dog’s Undesirable Behaviors Into Preferred Actions

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Let’s Be Fair To Our Dogs As loving dog owners we don’t want to focus excessively on our dogs’ unwanted behaviors, nor do we wish to be constantly telling our dogs “No!”.

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Positive Reinforcement Dog Training, What & Why

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Positive reinforcement dog training is basically teaching behaviors using a reward system as opposed to employing force and physical correction. This method is much more than a cultural movement of the times. It’s based on science and the study of animal behavior and learning theory which has come to the forefront these past decades.

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Safe Summer Fun For Your Dog

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Dogs are part of our families, right? It is so enjoyable to be able to include them in summer activities now that we are looking at a few months of superb weather. There are so many places that you can take your well behaved dog.

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Abolishing The Alpha Dog Myth

It’s so wonderful that we no longer believe that we need to take charge and make our dogs submit in order to feel like a successful dog owner! The old “show them who’s boss” attitude is truly off the mark.

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Training Your Dog to Come When Called

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I often hear the complaint that a dog doesn’t come when off the lead. The familiar story often goes like this: “He comes just fine in the house, especially if I have a treat, but outdoors he completely ignores me as if I weren’t there.”  

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How Long Should Each Training Session Be?

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The most important feature of dog training is that it be fun for both dog and owner. Being excited about what you are doing is such a great motivator for all involved!!

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A Dog Owner’s New Year’s Resolutions

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This year I dedicated time to preparing for the first day of 2014. I spent one day going over my journals of the past few years and one day planning ahead for the new year.

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The Story on Service Dogs

We all appreciate the partnership that has evolved between canines and humans. We marvel as dogs are being trained to perform duties that we never dreamed possible!

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Listen To Your Dog Trainer

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Assuming you did your homework by choosing a dog trainer with credentials, years of experience, and hundreds of happy clients… you now need to take advantage of the information they are yearning to share.

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