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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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The Joys of Positive Reinforcement and Drive Training

The Joys of Positive Reinforcement and Drive Training

I recently wrote an article about a video on YouTube that has made it into my social media feed, several times. It is a video of a guy walking 5 German Shepherd Dogs off leash but on electric shock collars....

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1 Clever Trick For Calming Down Over Excited Dogs

1 Clever Trick For Calming Down Over Excited Dogs

Does your dog get WAY too excited and out of control when he sees something he wants in his environment?  Watch this video to discover a clever trick for how to finally start teaching your dog to calm down on...

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Cold Weather Dog Problems

Cold Weather Dog Problems

Cold Weather Dog Problems That Most People Don’t Want to Talk About, Much Less Understand The number one thing that I have learned about myself in the past 20+ years of dog training, is that the more that time ticks...

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The Epitome of Sad Dog Training

The Epitome of Sad Dog Training

I really hate this video. It’s the epitome of sad dog training. It raises my hackles and turns my stomach every time I watch it. And, unfortunately, it comes up on my Facebook and other social media feeds far too...

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How To Teach Your Dog To STAY For Hours – As If You Had a “Magic” Pause Button

How To Teach Your Dog To STAY For Hours – As If You Had a “Magic” Pause Button

Most often people teach their dog a mediocre “Stay” command. We take our dogs to dog obedience classes, or we try to train our puppies at home to stay, on a limited basis, while on leash; but how many people...

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Crate Training Games For Your Dog

Crate Training Games For Your Dog

Crate Training Games For Your Dog     I get a lot of questions about how to improve a dog or puppy’s crate training and it always takes me back to making sure the crate is fun! I also understand...

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Teaching The Chase Technique For Dock Diving With Your Dog

Teaching The Chase Technique For Dock Diving With Your Dog

  I am getting ready to go to Ultimate Air Dog Games, a National competition for competitive dog dock diving, in about 2 weeks! Needless to say I am excited and honored to have been invited. My dog, Pharaoh or...

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