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Warning Signs That Your Pup as a Behavior Problem

Warning Signs That Your Pup as a Behavior Problem

By on Aug 28, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

“Many undesirable behaviors in puppies are typical, age-related issues that with the right guidance resolve with maturity. Several behaviors, however, are not typical and can worsen with progressing age if not appropriately managed. Keep in mind that aggressive and fearful behavior, such as growling, snapping, biting, stiffening, and cowering are not normal behaviors in puppies.

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Video of the Day – The Truth About Wolves & Dogs

By on Jul 2, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 1 comment

Episode One Wolf and dog expert Toni Shelbourne explains why she wrote the book ‘The Truth about Wolves & Dogs’ to set straight common dog training misconceptions. She explains why the are based on a flawed understanding of wolves in the wild and how she set out to arm dog owners with the tools to help them improve their relationship with their...

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Lead by Example

Lead by Example

By on Jul 1, 2013 in Training Blog | 0 comments

Lead by Example   By Sarah Fulcher, Cert.CBST, CTDI Leadership with regards to companion dogs is a tricky and controversial subject. Some trainers tout it as the end-all-be-all to any dog behavior problem, while others say it is not important at all. I fall somewhere in the middle. While I feel that leadership with a dog is an important piece of the puzzle, it...

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Video of the Day: The 5 Second Rule

Video of the Day: The 5 Second Rule

By on Jun 14, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

Video of the Day: The 5 Second Rule This video by Grish Stewart of Ahimsa Dog Training talks about how you can use the 5 Second Rule to talk to your dog. No, it doesn’t involve dropping food on the floor. The 5 Second Rule is a good way to ask your dog if they want to continue being petted. Have a watch! Check out more videos from Ahimsa Dog Training on their...

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Loud Loker

Loud Loker

By on May 26, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

LOUD LOKER How a dog went from barking at dogs over 40 yards away to listening in the vicinity of dogs just 5 feet away.   Guest post by Ines Gaschot  of “The Crossover Trainer” I adopted Loker when he was 2.5 years old from a no-kill animal shelter that had had him since he was 9 weeks old. He had been returned twice and, being an experienced dog...

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Do You Have a Reactive Rover?

Do You Have a Reactive Rover?

By on Apr 25, 2013 in Training Blog | 0 comments

Whether you have a yappy yorkie, a barking bichon, a vicious vizsla, a lunging lurcher, a hyper hound or a bouncing boxer – there is hope for your “bad” dog. The term reactive dog has become a sort of catch-all umbrella term to describe everything from nervousness to aggressive. So what exactly is a reactive dog? My definition is simply a...

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Eat, Train, Love: How to use your dog’s meals to improve their behaviour and enhance your bond.

Eat, Train, Love: How to use your dog’s meals to improve their behaviour and enhance your bond.

By on Apr 23, 2013 in Training Blog | 0 comments

Eat, Train, Love How to use your dog’s meals to improve their behaviour and enhance your bond. Written by Sarah Fulcher, Cert. CBST, CTDI Edited by Barbara Medland Every meal that we feed our dogs is an opportunity for us to improve our dogs’ behaviour, enhance our bond and enrich their lives. Unfortunately, this daily occurrence is often overlooked and is a...

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The Scoop on Dog-Friendly Dog Training

The Scoop on Dog-Friendly Dog Training

By on Apr 10, 2013 in Training Blog | 1 comment

By Sarah Fulcher, Cert. CBST, CTDI Positive reinforcement training, also commonly called clicker training, positive training, dog-friendly training, force free training, or reward-based training, is a system for working with dogs and other animals in which the focus is on rewarding the animal for things that we like as opposed to punishing or “correcting” the animal...

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