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Archives - February 2017

27
Feb

Big Picture: Elements of Dog Behavior

In this post, I’d like to talk about components of who your dog is. Incorrect thinking on this topic is a trap that I fall into somewhat frequently, just because my overall job as a trainer is to modify a dog’s behavior to reflect what the customer is paying for and what I want for …

16
Feb

Cuteness Overload: How To Deal With Manipulation

Today I’m going to talk about your dog playing you for a fool. It happens all the time, and there are a lot of dogs that are smart enough for it. Experts say that 90% of communication is nonverbal, and I totally believe that to be true. I think we as people learn nonverbal cues …

15
Feb

Smart Exposure: How To Help Dogs With Anxiety

In today’s podcast, I’d like to discuss how to help your dog get over fear and anxiety, and the other barriers that sometimes set them back. Today, I was working with a great client who came in with some of her teenage kids. She told me that the dog we were working with was the …

14
Feb

Exception To The Rule: How To Train A Stubborn Dog

In today’s post, I want to talk about something difficult: your stubborn dog! I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot because Facebook was kind enough to show me a memory of a quote that I shared three or four years ago: “In order for a dog to be considered stubborn, he must first know …

13
Feb

Just A Habit: Real Obedience Training For Dogs

The other day I heard some barking in my backyard. I live in a very unique neighborhood. In the small block that I live on, there are about fifteen houses. Out of all those houses, my family is the only one that owns dogs. Nowhere else in America will you see fifteen houses in a …

10
Feb

Big and Strong: Leadership In Dog Training

I want to talk about leadership. This is one of those concepts that a lot of people realize they need to do better, particularly in relation to their dogs. Unfortunately, some of these people end up practicing that only looks like leadership. Some of them just try to look tougher, some say things in a …

9
Feb

Point and Shoot: Laser Pointers

Today, I’d like to talk about a slightly unusual topic: laser pointers. Around the beginning of my business, I got a call from an owner who had three Boston terriers. They were one of the first clients that I had while working on my own. On the phone, they told me that their dogs chased …

8
Feb

How Do You Train an Aggressive Dog to be on Off Leash Walks?

A lot of people like to go on off leash hikes with their dog. The problem is, though, with what happens when you have a dog with aggression and you want to go on off leash hikes. The key is that you need to train the dog to ignore other dogs, be obedient and focused …

8
Feb

Using Dog Training Distractions

This is such an easy concept to understand. But it so frequently gets overlooked. When you’re training your dog you’ve got to use distractions. I know, I know. It sounds like a no-brainer. But hardly anybody does it. Rather, too many dog owners teach their dogs in a sterile environment and then expect the dog …

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