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Stop Your Dog’s “Food Stealing”

Stop Your Dog’s “Food Stealing”

If you’ve got a dog who’s got a real problem resisting the urge to SWIPE food off of your plate the second your back is turned, try this exercise below that I call, The Elevator Game. Then click here for...

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“Will My Puppy Grow Out of It?”

“Will My Puppy Grow Out of It?”

Ahhh….the “Will my puppy grow out of it?” question… One of my favorite age old questions! 😉 And, my answer, most often is “Probably not” Why? Puppies begin exploring their environment when they are just days old. When we get...

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My Best Advice For New Dog Owners

My Best Advice For New Dog Owners

I love being a dog trainer, I really do. I also love being a veterinary technician. I guess I really enjoy working with animals in all kinds of facets. But being a writer allows me to get my mental juices...

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Are You Really Ready for a Pit Bull?

Are You Really Ready for a Pit Bull?

So, you’ve made the decision to get a dog, and you’ve decided that a Pit Bull is the breed that speaks to your heart. I think you’ve made an excellent choice, but please tread carefully. Do your research, and only...

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9 Most Important Cues to Teach Your Puppy ASAP

9 Most Important Cues to Teach Your Puppy ASAP

Awwwww Puppies!!!  Bringing a puppy home is always an exciting adventure! There are a few things that you should begin teaching your puppy as soon as possible! Years ago, many trainers didn’t recommend obedience training for puppies until they are...

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Top 5 Mistaken Myths of the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Top 5 Mistaken Myths of the Misunderstood Pit Bull

While a dog’s life is pretty enviable, the life of a Pit Bull — whether a American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bulldog — is fraught with prejudice and misconception. Instead of cooing...

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The Casino Industry Trick For Getting Dogs To OBEY (Without Bribing Them)

The Casino Industry Trick For Getting Dogs To OBEY (Without Bribing Them)

Time after time owners will tell me that their dog will not listen to them unless the dog can SEE and SMELL the treat on their human’s body. This is the easiest way to determine that you are using treats...

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The Most Important Things to Consider When Temperament Testing a Puppy

The Most Important Things to Consider When Temperament Testing a Puppy

There are two very distinctive camps when it comes to puppy temperament testing. The PRO side who are very adamant about the positive results of puppy temperament tests. And, the ANTI side who don’t believe that puppy temperament tests are...

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Training Your Goldendoodle

Training Your Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles!  I mean who doesn’t love them! Did you know that the original idea behind the “doodle” (crossing a Standard Poodle with the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever) was for people who were attempting to give guide dogs to...

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How To Train A Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy

How To Train A Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy

Training A Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy I love Rhodesian Ridgebacks they are such large and powerful dogs. However, they aren’t easy to own. But, there are a lot of people like me, who don’t necessarily want a dog that is easy...

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