Archive for the 'Dog Training ' Category

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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How This Dalmatian Puppy Can Change Your Dog Training

How This Dalmatian Puppy Can Change Your Dog Training

For many years I have been a proponent of massaging your dog for better puppy training. I believe that good dog training can help treat dog aggression, fear, and anxiety among several other conditions. Actually, I think it makes any...

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The Next Step for Dock Diving with Your Dog

The Next Step for Dock Diving with Your Dog

Recently I wrote an article on the 8 easy steps to get your dog dock diving  and I continue to get questions both over the internet and in my personal life on how to get dogs started in this fun...

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