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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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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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Teach Your Dog To Play

Teach Your Dog To Play

I can’t tell you how many people say “but… my dog won’t play”. People buy a ball or a toy, present it to the dog or puppy and if the dog or puppy doesn’t immediately engage they think the dog...

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Why Doggy Daycares Save Lives

Why Doggy Daycares Save Lives

I work for a friend of mine at her doggy day care. Most of you live nowhere near me, so I feel like I can generically plug good doggy day cares out there everywhere! The truth is that doggy day...

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Counter Conditioning for Fears; What do You Know?

Counter Conditioning for Fears; What do You Know?

How many of you know about counter conditioning? This by the way is NOT teaching your dog to jump on the counters.  Thanks to agility my dog does this already. Counter Conditioning is the conditioning of an unwanted behavior or...

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How to Teach Your Dog to Swim and then possibly Dock Dive

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim and then possibly Dock Dive

I have decided I am an addict. I am not sure if there is a program like AA I can follow, and I am not sure I really want to; but I am addicted to dock diving with my dogs....

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Myth Buster: Walking is the Best Way to Exercise Your Dog

Myth Buster: Walking is the Best Way to Exercise Your Dog

  I love busting myths about dogs and dog training. There are so many… sometimes I don’t know where to begin! It seems most we have grown up knowing about dogs and their behavior is wrong. Think a wagging tail...

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Why It’s Hard for Dogs to Generalize Commands; More On Understanding Dogs and Why Your Dog May Not Be Listening

Why It’s Hard for Dogs to Generalize Commands; More On Understanding Dogs and Why Your Dog May Not Be Listening

One of the biggest problems I see with us humans is that we don’t understand our dogs! We are too busy with life and the constraints of time that we just don’t take the time to understand how our dogs...

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Communicating with Your Dog From a Distance, Why it’s So Cool!

Communicating with Your Dog From a Distance, Why it’s So Cool!

I just got back from agility nationals; or more correctly NADAC (North American Dog Agility Counsel, LLC) CHAMPS (Championships). And, I have to say it was amazing! I must admit, I was not competing!!!  I was not competing this time...

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Building Drive, Excitement and Speed into Your Dog Training

Building Drive, Excitement and Speed into Your Dog Training

I am all about building speed and drive to learn to control my pets and my working dogs! Although this takes some time and work and effort and quick movements and a little wildness in the beginning I believe in...

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