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6 Quick Tips for Better Leash Walking

6 Quick Tips for Better Leash Walking

“Poor leash manners” is one of the biggest complaints that I hear from dog owners. Dogs pull, sputter, choke and overall make long walks detestable and loathsome. And, interesting to note: leash manners actually have to be taught! Dogs don’t...

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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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7 Telltale Signs Your Dog is Bored

7 Telltale Signs Your Dog is Bored

Have you ever imagined being a dog? Have you ever wanted to be? No responsibilities, no bills, no worries and just happiness! I think we can learn a lot from our dogs’ happy ways and how they love unconditionally, but...

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Dog & Kids Training Games

Dog & Kids Training Games

Getting your child involved with dog training can be a fun and engaging learning opportunity. Framing activities as games is beneficial to keeping training sessions exciting for pups and kids alike. The instructions offered in this article describe the steps...

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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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How to Inadvertently Teach Your Dog to Be Dog Aggressive and Reactive

How to Inadvertently Teach Your Dog to Be Dog Aggressive and Reactive

20 years ago, dogs that were “leash reactive” or looked “dog aggressive” were few and far between. But, nowadays, so many dogs and their owners suffer from this horrifying behavior, it is more common than not. What is “Leash Reactivity”?...

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Why Coddling Your Dog is Stressing Him Out

Why Coddling Your Dog is Stressing Him Out

My dogs are spoiled! I will admit it and I am not ashamed of it. My dogs have dozens upon dozens of toys in their toy box. I have numerous crates throughout my house because they like sleeping in crates....

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