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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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Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

Finding Tough Dog Toys for Strong Chewers

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been suckered into buying a toy claiming to be made for strong chewers only to watch our dog, Rodrigo, gleefully destroy it in under 15 minutes.  Destroying dog toys has become an...

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Why Do We Avoid Using a Leash in Dog Training?

Why Do We Avoid Using a Leash in Dog Training?

I answer a lot of questions about dog training in general. That is what I do, I write, I read and I answer questions about dogs and dog training, I train and compete with my dogs.  I have 20+ years...

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A Guide To Dog Food: Choosing The Right Food For Your Dog

A Guide To Dog Food: Choosing The Right Food For Your Dog

These days, determining your dog’s diet can be almost as challenging as determining your own. We all know that striving to provide the healthiest food for your pet will ultimately lead to a happier and longer life together, but how...

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My Dog Wants to Rule the World

My Dog Wants to Rule the World

Remember that old Tears for Fears song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, I am sure that dates me!  And, even though I remember it I was still very young ha ha! Unfortunately I still quite frequently run across people...

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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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I’ve Created a Monster!

I’ve Created a Monster!

I talk a lot about eye contact and focus and building prey drive in order to better your dog training. This is all true!  Eye contact and focus is the foundation and building block of my training and building drive...

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I Love You To Death; Why Over-Bonding Is Bad Even Dangerous For Your Dog

I Love You To Death; Why Over-Bonding Is Bad Even Dangerous For Your Dog

I get a lot of questions about dogs that are bonded to specifically one person in the house and no one else. Whereas this kind of attitude is normal in cats (those crazy cats) it isn’t exactly normal or healthy...

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Get Outta My Garden, a Lesson on Keeping Your Dog out of Your Garden!!!

Get Outta My Garden, a Lesson on Keeping Your Dog out of Your Garden!!!

Gardens are fun!!!  Digging is fun!!!  Digging in an already dug up garden is super fun for your dog! I have said it before and I will say it again, to be a good dog owner, trainer, handler you have...

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Dogs that Exercise Themselves

Dogs that Exercise Themselves

There I was just the other day thinking I need to start my “P90X” program or “Insanity” either of which kick my butt and leave me wanting to scoot around the house with my lips instead of using all the...

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