Archive for the 'Dog Barking ' Category

The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The holidays can be dangerous for your pets. Counters are full of tasty treats that can not only make them sick but can also kill them. People are coming and going. And, it is the number one time of year...

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Recognizing Stress in Your Dog Training

Stress is inevitable. We all suffer from stress. From where did I put my hair tie, to whether or not you know where the next meal is coming, all of these range on a scale of “stress”. Most of us...

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How Inbreeding Can Create Sensory Disorders in Dogs

How Inbreeding Can Create Sensory Disorders in Dogs

I have a lot of theories on dog behavior and WHY we see certain behaviors in dogs. I wish I had the money to do some studies so that my theories could be proven or disproven, but for now I...

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Defensive Dog Handling

Defensive Dog Handling

I got a very disturbing reply to one of my articles today. Let me explain, it wasn’t “really disturbing” but it is disturbing to me! I see the horrors of the dog world. Most people see pictures and videos of...

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Changes of Behavior and Why I Wish We Were All Detection Dog Handlers

Changes of Behavior and Why I Wish We Were All Detection Dog Handlers

Detection dogs, they still blow my mind! How can a dog find a miniscule amount of drugs or explosives? In one study a bedbug detection dog was 97.5% reliable detecting bed bugs and their eggs with 0 false positives while...

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Positive Training Does Not Equal Permissive Training

Positive Training Does Not Equal Permissive Training

I have to admit I am angry.  Okay not angry, anymore, just put off now; it took a day or two for me to stop seeing red.  And, it has taken me a few days to perfect this article. I...

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What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What IS your dog trying to tell you?  I ask myself this question all of the time. Sometimes I know exactly what they want (they stare at the cookie jar, or irritate me when it is close to feeding time),...

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Meet the Best Dog Ever; and Why That is Such a Dangerous Misconception

Meet the Best Dog Ever; and Why That is Such a Dangerous Misconception

Okay, okay everyone thinks they have the best dog ever and no one is wrong… but I am pretty certain she lives at my house. Meet Fury! Those of you who have taken my classes in the past (Companion Dog...

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Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

  I get a lot of questions either asked of me in person, online, via email etc. And one of my biggest fixes for many things is utilizing a crate. Crates help with potty training, they help with chewing, they...

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I Used To Sleep With a Knife Under My Pillow, Why Crates are Crucial

I Used To Sleep With a Knife Under My Pillow, Why Crates are Crucial

I was sitting on my sofa just last night, trying to explain the importance of crate training to my 8 week Aggression Coaching Class, when I remembered an important story that I thought was relevant. So here I am sharing...

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