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How I “Dog Trained” my 1.5 Year Old Daughter To Stop Eating Playdoh

How I “Dog Trained” my 1.5 Year Old Daughter To Stop Eating Playdoh

So yeah… I admit it. I “Dog Trained” my daughter. I mean I had no choice right? She hit that age this week, where she finally was able to climb up on chairs and get into stuff on the kitchen...

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Using  and Manipulating Your Dog’s Instincts to Live a Peaceful Life Together

Using and Manipulating Your Dog’s Instincts to Live a Peaceful Life Together

So many people are out there trying to train, coax or beat the instincts out of their dog. First off, dog’s aren’t people. They often, aren’t even close to people. They behave a lot like toddlers, but toddlers are human....

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Would You, Come to You?

Would You, Come to You?

I took a few years off from teaching classes. I lived in the country and it seemed silly to drive an hour each way to teach classes or even do in home dog training. Recently having moved, I decided to...

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Take Any Opportunity to Train Your Dog

Take Any Opportunity to Train Your Dog

I remember reading a post on FB from a fellow well known dog trainer who had taken her dog on a walk, and when a neighborhood dog barked and ran up and down the fence at her dog; she took...

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Why Working on a Table can Help Your Obedience

Why Working on a Table can Help Your Obedience

I have to admit, if you have had anything to do with protection sports and read this… you are as worried as I once was. In protection sports, a “table” is used for nasty and negative things. I remember going...

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3 Ways You Are Killing Your Dog Without Realizing It

3 Ways You Are Killing Your Dog Without Realizing It

I suppose each day we live we are one day closer to death. I always like the philosophical thought process of that way of thinking. But we also want to have quality of life. And, we want our best friends...

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Make Sure Your Dog Loves the Veterinary Hospital

Make Sure Your Dog Loves the Veterinary Hospital

Okay, okay not ALL But all dog will have to visit the vet hospital in their lives. Most dogs should be examined every 6 months. Think about it, we should go to the doctor’s office every year at least; and...

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Help for Your Dog’s Barking Even When You are Away

Help for Your Dog’s Barking Even When You are Away

First off, there is no “magic cure” for barking. People want an easy fix. A way to yell at their dog to “shut up” or “be quiet” or “NO BARK” and miraculously have their dog listen; these same people also...

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More Help with Impulse Control

More Help with Impulse Control

I wrote an article about impulse control a few months ago!  Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control  I think one of the biggest “sources” of behavior problems that I see with dogs is their lack of impulse control....

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Socializing; Why it is Not All About Play and Interaction

Socializing; Why it is Not All About Play and Interaction

95% of the time I think we totally misunderstand the idea of “socializing” our puppies and our adult dogs. We think socializing means exposing our dogs to something with reckless abandon. Want to socialize your puppy or dog with other...

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