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The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

Have you ever experienced stress? Of course you have!  We have all experienced stress! The problem is that undue stress (the kind that is unpleasant and can’t be controlled) causes numerous health problems. Change is sleep habits (loss of sleep,...

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Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Nothing gets me cussed at and told off quicker than my reply when someone sends me an email about fixing their dog’s behavior problem because he “is” or they want him to “be” a Service Dog. First off let’s be...

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Springtime Dog Training Tips

Springtime Dog Training Tips

Take advantage of the season’s warm, sunny weather by getting outdoors–with your dog! Spring and summer are the perfect time to work on further training with your puppy and bonding and the possibilities are endless. Rover.com, the nation’s largest online...

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5 Training Mistakes That Can Turn Your Dog from Pussy Cat to Tasmanian Devil

5 Training Mistakes That Can Turn Your Dog from Pussy Cat to Tasmanian Devil

1) Changing the Rules All the Time In order to work with your dog effectively, you have to pick rules and remain consistent. I understand that most owners think they follow this rule to a “T” but how many of...

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5 Commands That Your Dog Should Know

5 Commands That Your Dog Should Know

When you begin training, whether you use simple commands or aim for adding in fun tricks, you should begin with the basics. After all, these fine skills are the building blocks which your dog will use for the rest of...

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“Conditioning” in Dog Training

“Conditioning” in Dog Training

I use the term “conditioning” A LOT! However, I don’t think that most people understand the real meaning of the term as it equates to dog training. Conditioning is not about his fur 😉 Conditioning in dog training refers to...

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Is Your Dog an Addict?  Why Your Training Program Isn’t Working

Is Your Dog an Addict? Why Your Training Program Isn’t Working

I was trying to reason with a client just the other day. She has an extremely dog aggressive dog. The dog has no leash manners. He doesn’t listen to her commands or pleas or yelling. Once he is locked onto...

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I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I came home the other night from working out at the gym. Recently, I have found the gym rat within myself. I go to the gym sometimes twice a day and have found a personal trainer that is teaching me...

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Integrity in Dog Training

Integrity in Dog Training

Ironically, I have been thinking about writing this article for a few weeks now. I saw something similar to it recently on the internet. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of integrity in the dog training world right now. What...

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Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Ahhhh muzzles! Muzzles are probably one of the most misunderstood tools in dog training. The majority of society think that they are cruel. Even when aggressive dogs come into the veterinary clinic where I work 98% of people don’t want...

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