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5 Training Mistakes That Can Turn Your Dog from Pussy Cat to Tasmanian Devil

5 Training Mistakes That Can Turn Your Dog from Pussy Cat to Tasmanian Devil

1) Changing the Rules All the Time In order to work with your dog effectively, you have to pick rules and remain consistent. I understand that most owners think they follow this rule to a “T” but how many of...

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5 Commands That Your Dog Should Know

5 Commands That Your Dog Should Know

When you begin training, whether you use simple commands or aim for adding in fun tricks, you should begin with the basics. After all, these fine skills are the building blocks which your dog will use for the rest of...

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Moving With Pets And Children

A Step-By-Step Guide To Moving With Pets And Children

Disturbing routines can cause pressure and stress. This is especially true when you’re an animal, or a small child who doesn’t comprehend why life is changing. Feeling scared can be a recipe for disaster, whether you’re talking about kids or...

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Not Fostering Independence? Why You Just Might be Killing Your Dog

Not Fostering Independence? Why You Just Might be Killing Your Dog

  Many people want to be the apple of their dog’s eye. They want to think that their dog can’t function without them. Face it! Some of you recognize yourself in that statement. Everyone wants that dog from the “Incredible...

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How to Help Your Dog Adapt To A New Environment When You Move House

How to Help Your Dog Adapt To A New Environment When You Move House

Moving can be more stressful than starting a new job or even getting divorced. It’s nice to dream about the new adventure awaiting you, but the relocation part can be very tough. While you are looking forward to a new...

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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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