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“Conditioning” in Dog Training

“Conditioning” in Dog Training

I use the term “conditioning” A LOT! However, I don’t think that most people understand the real meaning of the term as it equates to dog training. Conditioning is not about his fur 😉 Conditioning in dog training refers to...

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Is Your Dog an Addict?  Why Your Training Program Isn’t Working

Is Your Dog an Addict? Why Your Training Program Isn’t Working

I was trying to reason with a client just the other day. She has an extremely dog aggressive dog. The dog has no leash manners. He doesn’t listen to her commands or pleas or yelling. Once he is locked onto...

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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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The “Green” Dog Owner

The “Green” Dog Owner

With Earth Day having just passed by a few days ago on the 22nd of April, we thought about putting up a post today that touches on that subject for all you responsible dog owners out there. We here at...

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Exercising With Your Dog Can Bring Benefits For Both Of You

Exercising With Your Dog Can Bring Benefits For Both Of You

  Introduction We all need to do whatever we can to stay in shape.  Whether it’s going to the gym, going for a jog, or working out at home, it needs to be done.  However, dog owners can get in...

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The WWF Game – For Stopping Excitement Barking

The WWF Game – For Stopping Excitement Barking

If you have a dog that barks his head off when he feels like he’s being left OUT of something exciting… Whether that’s because he can’t contain his excitement to greet a new person… He’s barking inside the house to...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Dog Separation Anxiety

10 Things You Need to Know About Dog Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a very common concern among pet owners. However, despite being common, a lot of them still struggle to understand the condition. Some pet owners feel too frustrated with their dogs that they choose to abandon them. There...

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My Dog Keeps Getting Out of the Yard!

My Dog Keeps Getting Out of the Yard!

Quick Tip – My Dog Keeps Getting Out of the Yard! Having a dog that gets out of the yard can be dangerous. Actually, having a dog that gets out of the yard can be deadly! One of my friends...

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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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