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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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Reactivity a Response in Misguided Dog Training

Reactivity a Response in Misguided Dog Training

  I like a calm dog, especially when they are inside the house and I am living with them 24/7.  I have a new puppy at my house, and my intention with him is to compete to a very high...

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I Do Not Love Thee, I Possess Thee…

I Do Not Love Thee, I Possess Thee…

There seem to be a lot of people out there who don’t understand dog behavior. They think when someone, some other dog, or something approaches them and their dog gets defensive and wants to bite, that it is an indication...

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Why I Love A Good Muzzle!

Why I Love A Good Muzzle!

Seriously, I love basket muzzles (not the kind they use at the vet that can inhibit breathing and cooling). Basket muzzles can keep dogs alive and other dogs, people, and children safe from a dog that may become aggressive. It...

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How Your Dog’s Extreme Excitement Might Just Lead to a Serious Bite

How Your Dog’s Extreme Excitement Might Just Lead to a Serious Bite

Sounds weird doesn’t it?  How could excitement lead to a bite, in an otherwise normal dog? It is kind of odd, but I see this fairly frequently! People are actually quite the same if you think about it… well except...

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How to Create an Aggressive Dog

How to Create an Aggressive Dog

Okay, so that was a little tongue in cheek… most people don’t want to create an aggressive dog, protective maybe, but that is a whole different article for more on creating a dog that intimidates people click here! But sometimes...

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The Top 5 Reason’s Your Dog is Not Quiet When You Tell Him to Be

The Top 5 Reason’s Your Dog is Not Quiet When You Tell Him to Be

Watch the video and see how much control I have over my mouth of the South.  To watch the “how to’s” of this video go to our Video Vault for this and other helpful dog training videos click here. Another...

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