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13
Jan

How to Read Dog Body Language

I find that when we share with our clients the methods that we use in order to help dogs overcome aggression that most folks understand those concepts very easily. They aren’t overly complicated concepts. They tend to make sense. Where dog owners OFTEN struggle, though, is in properly reading their dog’s body language. While they …

13
Jan

How to Train a Leash Reactive Dog By Training Focus First

I’m a linear thinker so I to go step by step in diagnosing and solving behavior problems. Let’s apply that to leash reactivity. Let’s think- What causes the reactivity? It’s typically anxiety combined with a lack of leadership. When a dog is feeling anxious what do they do? They look around at everything else to …

13
Jan

Survival of the Meanest: When Dogs Aren’t Nice

Don’t get me wrong: I love dogs! However, they can sometimes be real jerks. What we don’t often realize is that we often think this because we’re looking at them from our own perspective. Today I was talking to a client who had three dogs, one of who had passed away. When the one dog …

12
Jan

Act Up, Act Out: Is My Dog Spiteful?

Spite is one of the most human emotions. When something happens that we don’t like, we often like to punish other people because of this feeling. Here’s an example: if someone does something their spouse hates, their spouse might withhold attention or even intentionally do something they know the person hates out of spite. Our …

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