Archive for the 'Dog Aggression ' Category

#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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7 Dog Socializing Pitfalls to Avoid

7 Dog Socializing Pitfalls to Avoid

People want their dogs to be social with other dogs. No one wants a dog aggressive dog, or a dog that is simply hard to handle around other dogs. But the truth is, that there are some socializing pitfalls that...

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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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Why We Need to Report Dog Bites and Excessively Aggressive Behavior

Why We Need to Report Dog Bites and Excessively Aggressive Behavior

Those of you who follow me and my writing know, that I recently moved to Maryland. I am basically starting life over, which means establishing myself in a new town and being able to cover bills and basically be an...

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But He Has 100 Acres to Run…

But He Has 100 Acres to Run…

I hear this excuse, add or decrease acreage, all of the time. I am always thrilled when I hear that dogs have acreage to run! After all I am a country girl and not a city girl (currently stuck in...

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Why We Must STOP Re-Homing Aggressive Dogs

I often write my articles from my heart. They are about what is going on in my life. What is going on in my clients lives. And, what I see in the media. And, many are a combination of a...

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Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Impulses are defined at a sudden, strong and unreflective urge or desire to act. Also defined as a driving or motivating force. We all have impulses. The impulse to get up or sleep in, in the morning, the impulse to...

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