Archive for the 'Dog Barking ' Category

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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The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

Want a short list on how to ruin that cute ball of fluff in your lap or at your side? Okay, so “ruin” is a pretty harsh word and dogs are very resilient; but there are some things that you...

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Understanding “Bite Threshold” When Dealing with Dogs and Why All Dogs Will BITE

Understanding “Bite Threshold” When Dealing with Dogs and Why All Dogs Will BITE

I talk a lot about aggression. Let’s face it; aggression is probably the top problem people come to me for training. The problem is that people don’t understand dog aggression and why they bite. They think differently than we think,...

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How to Introduce Dogs

How to Introduce Dogs

I was recently asked to give instruction on dog to dog introductions, and I have spent the day thinking about it. This is a lot like giving you instructions on how to let your toddler pet a dog he or...

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The Bad Things –  “12 Things You Can Teach Your Dog Without Really Trying” Continued

The Bad Things – “12 Things You Can Teach Your Dog Without Really Trying” Continued

So in the first installment we talked about all the good things you can teach your dog without really trying. It was all about how to reward behaviors he is already showing you so that he begins to show them...

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