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That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

Dog aggression is a complicated thing. It seems I spend a lot of time writing about it, thinking about it, learning about it and trying to help clients whose dogs are suffering from it. I have spent most of my...

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“He Grabs People as a Greeting”: My Experience With a New Dog Training Client

“He Grabs People as a Greeting”: My Experience With a New Dog Training Client

As I entered the home of a new client their 80 pound dog grabbed my forearm HARD and deep in his mouth. They chased after him and tried to swat him off of me, but as they did so, his...

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How NOT To Handle Dog Aggression

How NOT To Handle Dog Aggression

How NOT To Handle Dog Aggression Okay, I am going to do it! I am going to go there… I have been very disturbed and somewhat elate ever since I have seen this video. I am disturbed that negative training...

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Training Two Rival Dogs at One Time

Training Two Rival Dogs at One Time

Training Two Rival Dogs at One Time People frequently think that having more than one dog is beneficial. They get multiple dogs for different reasons; some people just like having more than one dog, and others actually assume that all...

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#1 Trick to Protect Your Aggressive Dog

#1 Trick to Protect Your Aggressive Dog

As a dog obedience trainer, I work with a lot of mundane problems like house training and pulling on leash and other problems that are seemingly easy to fix with a little extra work and effort. Apart from that, I...

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Barrier Frustration and Why it Matters to You and Your Dog

Barrier Frustration and Why it Matters to You and Your Dog

I have a dog with a problem. Actually, both of my dogs have this problem to a degree. As I have mentioned in the past, I have very high drive herding dogs that have been bred to be police/protection dogs....

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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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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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My Dog Won’t Listen in the Car

My Dog Won’t Listen in the Car

It is funny, I have had this question more in the past couple of weeks than I have ever in my career! Perhaps more people are traveling with their dogs. And, honestly, I think less people are actually spending time...

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Even the Most Aggressive Dog Wags his Tail

Even the Most Aggressive Dog Wags his Tail

There is this myth that frequently, if not CONSTANTLY gets circulated in the dog world. And, this myth will get you, your significant other, your children, your friends and anyone else who falls prey to it BITTEN; sometimes significantly! I’m...

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