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Coming When Called –  The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered

Coming When Called – The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered

Coming When Called –  The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered   One of the main concerns I hear from owners is having a dog that won’t come when called. And, I think we can all admit that this...

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5 Reasons I Hate Potty Pads, But if You Have to Teach Your Dog to go Indoors, Here’s How

5 Reasons I Hate Potty Pads, But if You Have to Teach Your Dog to go Indoors, Here’s How

5 Reasons I Hate Potty Pads, But if You Have to Teach Your Dog To Go Indoors, Here’s How It’s true, I’ve said it, I’ve written about it, and I HATE potty pads! Here’s Why: 1) You Give Up Most...

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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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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 Dog Training Exercises For Training Better Patience & Impulse Control

3 Dog Training Exercises For Training Better Patience & Impulse Control

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

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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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How to Communicate with Your Dog

How to Communicate with Your Dog

I recently wrote an article about why your dog is ignoring you and your commands, highlighting two very distinct points. First, you have never really taught your dog any commands or the commands you want.  You just kind of expect...

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Things to Consider When Getting a New Dog

Things to Consider When Getting a New Dog

Ahhhh, it is about to be the precious time of spring! And, many people get spring time puppy fever. Trust me, I have suffered from the condition more than once! And, in most cases it is wonderful. Now, I thankfully...

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Little Dogs, Obedience Matters!

Little Dogs, Obedience Matters!

If I had a quarter for every time someone tells me that little dogs don’t need obedience… Well I would be writing this from my castle in the Bahamas! People think that just because they can pick their dog up,...

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