Archive for the 'Dog Obedience Training ' Category

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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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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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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The 3 Main Reasons I Don’t Recommend Littermates

The 3 Main Reasons I Don’t Recommend Littermates

The 3 Main Reasons I Don’t Recommend Littermates I have been a professional dog trainer for over 20 years and there are a few things that I unequivocally do not recommend. One is getting a puppy when you are pregnant. ...

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#1 Way to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up on People

#1 Way to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up on People

#1 Way to Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up on People This is the #1 way to keep your dog from jumping on people and it is pretty easy if you think about it. Yet it requires some work and...

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Coming When Called –  The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered

Coming When Called – The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered

Coming When Called –  The Most Difficult Case Study I Have Encountered   One of the main concerns I hear from owners is having a dog that won’t come when called. And, I think we can all admit that this...

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#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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How I “Dog Trained” my 1.5 Year Old Daughter To Stop Eating Playdoh

How I “Dog Trained” my 1.5 Year Old Daughter To Stop Eating Playdoh

So yeah… I admit it. I “Dog Trained” my daughter. I mean I had no choice right? She hit that age this week, where she finally was able to climb up on chairs and get into stuff on the kitchen...

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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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