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That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

Dog aggression is a complicated thing. It seems I spend a lot of time writing about it, thinking about it, learning about it and trying to help clients whose dogs are suffering from it. I have spent most of my...

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Crate Training Your Dog

Crate Training Your Dog

Dogs are naturally den animals, meaning that they feel comfortable in a small area they consider safe. Crate training your dog should be a positive experience used to their benefit, never as punishment. You should take the proper care to...

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I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I Refuse to Chase a Dog

I came home the other night from working out at the gym. Recently, I have found the gym rat within myself. I go to the gym sometimes twice a day and have found a personal trainer that is teaching me...

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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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Integrity in Dog Training

Integrity in Dog Training

Ironically, I have been thinking about writing this article for a few weeks now. I saw something similar to it recently on the internet. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of integrity in the dog training world right now. What...

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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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Why is My Puppy Still Having Accidents? The Do’s and Don’ts of Puppy Potty Training

Why is My Puppy Still Having Accidents? The Do’s and Don’ts of Puppy Potty Training

It can be frustrating when your puppy just doesn’t get potty training, despite your best efforts. But before you give up and decide to become a professional carpet cleaner, take a deep breath. Patience and consistency are your best friends...

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Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Dog aggression is such a complicated phrase and definition. Dog aggression comes in many forms. Dogs can be: Aggressive toward men Aggressive toward women Aggressive toward children Even aggressive toward children under a certain age (typically toddler age) Or aggressive...

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Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Ahhhh muzzles! Muzzles are probably one of the most misunderstood tools in dog training. The majority of society think that they are cruel. Even when aggressive dogs come into the veterinary clinic where I work 98% of people don’t want...

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The Problem with Retractable Leashes

The Problem with Retractable Leashes

I am really, really, really not a fan of retractable leashes. I have a couple and honestly I use them occasionally when I am on vacation and I want my dog to go far out and go potty, but I...

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