Using Obedience As A Way Of Life
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Often, when people think of obedience training, they think of “perfect” dogs. Show dogs, police canines, or at the very least, extremely obedient pets who follow every given command. While having a very obedient dog does have its benefits, even … Read More

Obedience Is Not Just For ‘Show Dogs’!
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When people think of obedience training, they often visualize “perfect” dogs being led around a show ring by a professional handler, or perhaps working dogs who are on duty doing their part to assist handicapped people, the police, or rescue … Read More

You’ve Got To Be ‘Cruel’ To Be Kind!
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It’s interesting to observe how many pet owners are initially very hesitant to train their dog. However, most people change their minds once they realize that in order for your dog to enjoy certain freedoms, he must first have some … Read More

Setting Limits for Your Canine Companion
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When it comes to our beloved pets, many people don’t like to set too many limits, while even the most strict of pet owners will usually admit that they like to spoil their pet sometimes. Of course, a little spoiling … Read More

What Kind of Dog is Easiest to Train?
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“What kind of dog is the easiest to train?” This is one of the most common questions asked of a dog trainer. Most of the time, people are wanting to hear about a certain breed that is more malleable, expecting … Read More

Half an Hour a Day… Keeps Mischief Away
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After being a dog trainer for over twelve years, I’ve noticed several questions people ask about my career on a regular basis. Some of the most common ones include, “Which kind of dog is the easiest to train?”, “Have you … Read More

Dog Training in Autumn
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Autumn is a great season to train your dog or puppy. With the cooler weather, there’s less worry about heat exhaustion, and there are plenty of sights, sounds and smells for you and your dog to experience. Obedience training is … Read More

Goofy Dog Syndrome
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Jumping up. Pulling like a maniac. Zooming through the house while intermittently ricocheting off of furniture. Wanting to play 25 hours a day. Too much coffee? Of course not. It’s goofy dog syndrome! When most people imagine getting a dog, … Read More

Territorial Marking Dog Training Tips
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If your dog is lifting his leg along your furniture, trash can, or other areas of your home, you have more than just a housebreaking issue… you also have a respect problem. More common with male dogs, but also sometimes … Read More

Dog Education… Not Just For “Bad” Dogs
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Most people get a dog expecting man’s best friend, but instead may find themselves being irritated by their pet on a daily basis. The majority of the time, the problem is that the dog simply hasn’t been taught what’s expected. … Read More

Swimming With Your Dog
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Whether in a lake, the ocean, or a plastic baby pool, lots of pet owners like to include their dog in their fun summer activities. Some breeds are more inclined to enjoy the water than others. However, no matter what … Read More

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
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“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, says the old wives tale…and many adult dogs want us to think that too! Actually, puppies and adult dogs are usually about equal as far as dog training challenges. Puppies may not … Read More

Barking Dog Problems
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Every pet owner realizes their dog will sometimes bark. In fact, most people even want their dog to bark if someone comes to the door, or if there’s an unusual noise. After all, these are some of the benefits of … Read More

Play Biting
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Puppy owners often wonder just how much nipping is normal. With their razor sharp puppy teeth, it can sometimes feel like you’ve got a little baby alligator instead of a dog! Some amount of nipping is completely normal… although not … Read More

A Tired Dog Is a Good Dog!
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Feeling frazzled by your frisky Fido? While humans may have hectic days, dogs generally do not! If your dog seems to be restless, energetic or mischievous it could be a result of your busy lifestyle, or even the simple fact … Read More

The Learning Curve: Teaching Your Dog or Puppy HOW to Learn
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The learning curve is an extremely important aspect of any education… human or canine! Just as children need to develop good study habits for maximum achievement in school, the same holds true for dogs. Your dog must learn the difference … Read More

Pouncing Pooches!
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Whether you receive only occasional visitors, or have a very busy household, a jumping dog can be a problem. Neighbors stopping by, friends for a dinner party, and your children’s friends coming over, can all be exciting situations for your … Read More

Crate Training is Great Training!
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Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, a crate can be an invaluable tool for training. Inherently den animals, most dogs enjoy the security of their own space, and when used correctly (never for punishment), the crate can … Read More

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