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No Big Woof

No Big Woof

I saw this saying on one of my sweatshirts I was folding the other day, getting myself ready for summer. Funny, it just made an impact on me. No big woof Like; no big deal I mean think about it;...

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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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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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3 Dog Training Exercises For Training Better Patience & Impulse Control

3 Dog Training Exercises For Training Better Patience & Impulse Control

I wrote an article about impulse control a few months ago!  Teaching Your Dog the Importance of training for Patience using Impulse Control  I think one of the biggest “sources” of behavior problems that I see with dogs is their...

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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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7 Dog Socializing Pitfalls to Avoid

7 Dog Socializing Pitfalls to Avoid

People want their dogs to be social with other dogs. No one wants a dog aggressive dog, or a dog that is simply hard to handle around other dogs. But the truth is, that there are some socializing pitfalls that...

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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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The 2 Main Things that are Ruining Your Potty Training

The 2 Main Things that are Ruining Your Potty Training

I write on a lot of subjects. I write many articles in diverse ways on many subjects. But, I am pretty sure that potty training articles keep me the busiest. Just when I think I have covered EVERYTHING (and I...

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