Archive for the 'Dog Obedience Training ' Category

Take Any Opportunity to Train Your Dog

Take Any Opportunity to Train Your Dog

I remember reading a post on FB from a fellow well known dog trainer who had taken her dog on a walk, and when a neighborhood dog barked and ran up and down the fence at her dog; she took...

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Why Working on a Table can Help Your Obedience

Why Working on a Table can Help Your Obedience

I have to admit, if you have had anything to do with protection sports and read this… you are as worried as I once was. In protection sports, a “table” is used for nasty and negative things. I remember going...

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Socializing: Why it is Not All About Play and Interaction

Socializing: Why it is Not All About Play and Interaction

95% of the time I think we totally misunderstand the idea of “socializing” our puppies and our adult dogs. We think socializing means exposing our dogs to something with reckless abandon. Want to socialize your puppy or dog with other...

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How to Communicate with Your Dog

How to Communicate with Your Dog

I recently wrote an article about why your dog is ignoring you and your commands, highlighting two very distinct points. First, you have never really taught your dog any commands or the commands you want.  You just kind of expect...

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I’m Pretty Sure I Know Why Your Dog is Ignoring You

I’m Pretty Sure I Know Why Your Dog is Ignoring You

So I am pretty sure I have mentioned that I am back to teaching dog training classes at night. I took a few years off, to play with my own dogs and compete. Plus for a few years I lived...

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Little Dogs, Obedience Matters!

Little Dogs, Obedience Matters!

If I had a quarter for every time someone tells me that little dogs don’t need obedience… Well I would be writing this from my castle in the Bahamas! People think that just because they can pick their dog up,...

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My Puppy Is Dominant, Fearful, Reactive, Stubborn

I get a variety of clients. I work with people who have never before owned or spent time with a dog. I work with people that have had dogs for 50 years. And, I get everything in between. It seems...

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Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Teaching Your Dog the Importance of Impulse Control!

Impulses are defined at a sudden, strong and unreflective urge or desire to act. Also defined as a driving or motivating force. We all have impulses. The impulse to get up or sleep in, in the morning, the impulse to...

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Why and When You Should Take a Dog Obedience Class

Why and When You Should Take a Dog Obedience Class

I love dog obedience. It’s true!  I suppose that shouldn’t shock you; considering what I do and get paid for everyday! And, I have recently moved to Maryland and now that I live in more of a suburban city environment...

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Help!  My Dog Hates My Husband!

Help! My Dog Hates My Husband!

I get this question more often than you would actually believe! And, I must be honest it isn’t always the “husband” sometimes it is the “wife” or even the kids or everyone “else” in the family.  Often I think it...

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