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Car Trouble

Mason once threw himself out of a moving vehicle Mason had a lot of trouble in the car. For the first two years of his life, riding in the car with him was incredibly stressful. He would whine and drool the entire trip, no matter how long the ride was. He'd scream so loud, it made me dizzy. He...

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Comparing Training Methods: A Real Life Example

Comparing Training Methods: A Real Life Example

  Have you ever wanted to know what the same situation would look like on dogs trained using different methods? What happens when a shock collar doesn’t work? How does food prevent unwanted behaviors? We’ll explore these questions below. The Long Lead I was walking Calvin, a sweet and...

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Mealtime Enrichment

Most of us do a good job of providing our dogs with enough physical exercise, but we often don't realize that our dog's mind needs a workout too! The good news is, we don't need to dedicate a whole lot of extra time to this; meal time is an excellent time to get some extra training and mental...

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Look at That! A game to help encourage calm behavior

This is an excellent game to help your dog stay calm when confronted by stressors. If your dog barks at strangers, other dogs or noises he can't see, this is the game for you! This is another simple exercise; we will just need to keep our eyes and ears open for sights and sounds that freak our...

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Hand Target: Basic Building Block

This is an extraordinarily simple task, yet it provides seemingly infinite benefits: 1) You'll teach your dog that human hands are something to get excited about, minimizing the risk of a bite. 2) You'll have a way to "call" your dog if he ever goes deaf. 3) You can use it to call your dog away...

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Four on the Floor

Help your dog greet people appropriately. Using this technique, your dog will learn that he only gets what he wants when all 4 feet are on the floor. Supplies: - Willing {human} victims - Love and ear scratches - Food or toy rewards for your dog Have your guest arrive armed with 2 handfuls of...

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