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5 Quick Tips to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up

5 Quick Tips to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up

Jumping up is one of “those” problems…“those” problems that wind up with a dog in a shelter sitting on death row. I, honestly, don’t understand it. I have NEVER owned a dog that couldn’t learn to stay “off” people when...

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Raising People-Friendly Dogs

Raising People-Friendly Dogs

The MOST important attribute a dog should have is that of sociability with other people. So many people want a dog that scares people away or is protective. But, just HAVING a dog is a deterrent for most people. I...

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Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors

Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors

It is always interesting to me that “dog training” is synonymous with being “outside” for 90% of people. It is as if people don’t even put dog training and being indoors together. As a dog trainer, I think that is...

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The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

It’s Imperative for You to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called And there are many ways that you can do so. But, my favorite way to teach my dog to come when called is by playing “hide and seek”....

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Life or Death: Does your Dog Come When Called, Every Time?

Life or Death: Does your Dog Come When Called, Every Time?

Does Your Dog Come When Called? Every Time? Does he come in the house when you call his name? Does he come in the yard when you call his name? Does he come when you call him while you are...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Other Animals

How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Other Animals

Dogs Chasing Other Animals is a BIG Problem! And, a problem that often leads to the death of the little creature who is being chased. And, even though I understand it is in my dog’s nature to chase and kill...

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Canine Body Language: What You Need to Know

Canine Body Language: What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, people misinterpret, don’t understand, or just plain ignore the things our dogs are trying to tell us. And when that happens people and other animals are at risk of being bitten. Dogs can’t use our language to tell us...

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Why Impulse Control is MORE Important Than Obedience

Why Impulse Control is MORE Important Than Obedience

I recently had an inquiry from the adult child of a former client of mine. He contacted me, first being adamant about how his dog is not aggressive. Whenever someone tries to convince me how non-aggressive their dog is, I...

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How Incompatible Behaviors Can Transform Your Dog’s Behavior

How Incompatible Behaviors Can Transform Your Dog’s Behavior

We use the term “incompatible behaviors” A LOT in dog training. However, the more often I use the term, the more I begin to believe that people don’t truly understand the concept when it relates to their dogs. And, if...

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How to Bond with Your Dog by Incorporating Obedience

How to Bond with Your Dog by Incorporating Obedience

Ahhhhh obedience! It is the age old struggle between canine and human. Decades ago, we were told that our dogs needed corrections and an alpha. Yank the leash up for “sit” to force the dog into the position. Slap the...

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