Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' 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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Using  and Manipulating Your Dog’s Instincts to Live a Peaceful Life Together

Using and Manipulating Your Dog’s Instincts to Live a Peaceful Life Together

So many people are out there trying to train, coax or beat the instincts out of their dog. First off, dog’s aren’t people. They often, aren’t even close to people. They behave a lot like toddlers, but toddlers are human....

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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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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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Rescue Dogs and How We Treat People

Rescue Dogs and How We Treat People

First off, before  I say anything else; I am an animal lover. I will usually pick an animal over a human any time of the day, week or year. However, deep down (even when I say I hate human kind)...

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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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Help!  My Dog Hates My Husband!

Help! My Dog Hates My Husband!

I get this question more often than you would actually believe! And, I must be honest it isn’t always the “husband” sometimes it is the “wife” or even the kids or everyone “else” in the family.  Often I think it...

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