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Category - Ty the Dog Guy on the Daily

22
Jun

Working Selection: What Your Dog’s Breed Really Means

Dog owners commonly come to me saying things like, “I got this Labrador”—or Pyrenees, or any other breed—“and the breed book tells me it’s going to be exactly like this.” Or, “After I got my German Shepherd, I started reading up on them, so I know exactly what they’re like.” Here’s the thing: there are …

22
Jun

Brain Over Brawn: How Mental Exercise Can Shape Your Dog’s Behavior

Through the years, I’ve found that dog owners and trainers alike frequently misunderstand the concept of exercise. Quite often owners come to me for the first time and say things like; “We don’t understand out dog. He’s really aggressive. We exercise the heck out of him, but he’s still aggressive on walks.” Or: “I don’t …

22
Jun

Kids vs. Dogs: Understanding Reason and Correction

In this post, I’d like to tackle a different sort of topic: the difference between the way I raise my kids and the way I train my dogs. A while ago, I was speaking to a trainer who opposes the use of any kind of correction in dog training. “You wouldn’t use an electric collar …

22
Jun

Cultivating Focus: Tips for Developing Your Dog’s Spatial Awareness

Cultivating Focus: Tips for Developing Your Dog’s Spatial Awareness I’ve talked about the relationship between focus and adrenaline in the past. Today I want to talk a little bit more specifically about focus, and explain how to help your dog overcome a lack of it. Recently, I took my dog for a walk. As we …

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