Archive for the 'Puppy Training ' Category

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

Have you ever experienced stress? Of course you have!  We have all experienced stress! The problem is that undue stress (the kind that is unpleasant and can’t be controlled) causes numerous health problems. Change is sleep habits (loss of sleep,...

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My Best Money Saving Tip for Puppies

My Best Money Saving Tip for Puppies

Puppies are some of the sweetest things on earth! I mean, who doesn’t absolutely adore a puppy! But, puppies are expensive! I think people should assess their finances prior to having a puppy, like they assess their finances prior to...

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7 Reasons Why Your Dog is Ignoring Your Commands

7 Reasons Why Your Dog is Ignoring Your Commands

So often people simply can’t figure out why their dog is not listening. They watch people running and playing with their personal dogs, while the dog listens and performs commands almost immediately and they are perplexed why their own dog...

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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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