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Hard to Train?

October 30, 2016 / 5 comments, on Training

Imagine two balloons hanging over your dog’s head. One balloon asks “WHY?” as in, “Why should I heel/stay/come/retrieve/jump?” The other asks “WHY NOT?” As in, “Why not chew the shoe, walk over here, eat your sandwich?” I believe that these two questions (along with the answers received) constitute the primary inquiries that shape a dog’s […]

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Scent Games

October 9, 2016 / 5 comments, on Training

Long before you pull out the tracking flags, dust off the utility articles or decide that your dog needs to learn how to use his nose, he’s busy using his nose to explore his world. The sense of smell is functional at birth, and from the moment he’s born, your dog lives in a world […]

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Guidelines for Teaching Self Control

February 2, 2016 / 5 comments, on Training

Does your dog pull on lead when someone approaches? when he sees another dog? if joggers run by? if children are playing? if a cat or squirrel dash through the yard? Is he hard to control at the vet’s or groomer’s? when people come into your house? If the answer to any of these questions […]

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Dog Food Aggression

September 22, 2014 / 5 comments, on Training

Dog food aggression is one of those dog behavior problems that is difficult for us humans to fully understand. It just doesn’t seem to make sense that your dog would consider you a threat to his/her food resource. I mean you gave him the food in the first place, and if you feed your dog’s […]

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Dog Training Tips

September 7, 2014 / 5 comments, on Training

Basics of Dog Training It’s essential for Dog parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Dog and can go a long way in training him effectively. Before you begin training your Dog, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as […]

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Problem barking

September 4, 2014 / 5 comments, on Training

All dogs bark and for a variety of different reasons. They may bark in response to a threat, either perceived or real , boredom as a result of being left alone, excitement when playing, to elicit attention or in response to some other form of stimulus, for example the telephone ringing. In other words, a […]

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