Archive for the 'Dog Obedience Training ' Category

Is Your Dog Driving You Crazy?  Working Toward Stronger Dog Training

Is Your Dog Driving You Crazy? Working Toward Stronger Dog Training

I often get asked, and sometimes get argued with about which type of training makes for a stronger “final” behavior. So let’s break that down in a way that I hope I can explain well so that you understand who...

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Keep Away; Why it is the Best and Worst Game to Play with Your Dog!

Keep Away; Why it is the Best and Worst Game to Play with Your Dog!

Ahhhh good ol’ “Keep Away”!  I have a Love/Hate relationship with this game! The problem is that it needs to be on MY terms! I am the leader of the house hold, and I dictate games and when they can...

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Separation Anxiety; Real or Excuse

Separation Anxiety; Real or Excuse

Separation anxiety is a real problem, I have no doubt that it exists. I have worked with dogs that have broken numerous teeth, cut arteries and tendons, and hurled themselves through windows trying to get to their owners; or out...

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The Top 4 Things Your Dog Trainer/Behaviorist Hates Hearing

The Top 4 Things Your Dog Trainer/Behaviorist Hates Hearing

I have been in this business for over 20 years. This isn’t an easy job. I am sure lots of you think that this would be the most FUN job EVER. But the truth is, often, it is not. When...

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Your Dog Wants YOU

Your Dog Wants YOU

I have recently seen a rash of this kind of “human” behavior and so I thought I would address it. I think the same behavior crosses over into our human child world as well. People think if they buy their...

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Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

As the new movie MAX gets ready to come out, I have mixed feelings. I used to get excited every time I saw a Malinois on TV or in film. Then it started happening more regularly. Person of Interest regularly...

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My Dog is in Charge

My Dog is in Charge

Yes, I did say my dog is in charge. And, yes, I mostly mean it! I’m not willing to ear pinch, shock, prong, smack or otherwise force my dogs to do anything. I prefer to use my mind, over my...

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Life is a Game

Life is a Game

Remember the old saying He who dies with the most toys; WINS I have a male friend that I think takes this to the extreme with his race car and boat ha ha! But I digress… Truthfully Life is not much of...

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Consistency, the Critical Ingredient to Any Dog Training

Consistency, the Critical Ingredient to Any Dog Training

Consistency, we don’t usually have it. Humans are odd mammals… we have consistency when it comes to all the wrong things, and we lack consistency when we need it. Yes, yes Yes, most of us have a fairly consistent routine....

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The Come Command, Why it is More Difficult for Your Dog than you Think

The Come Command, Why it is More Difficult for Your Dog than you Think

I wrote an article, Coming When Called No Matter What for more on that click on the link. Click here for the 5 1/2 reasons your dog won’t come and the 5 ways to train your dog to come every time...

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