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Breed Based Dog Aggression- Can You Fix Dog Aggression in Any Breed?

For over 10 years we’ve been seen as Utah’s go-to dog trainer for fixing dog aggression. And there’s a question I’ve heard over and over with a few variations: I know you fix dog aggression…but I have a German Shepherd. Can you fix dog aggression in a German Shepherd? Have you ever fixed dog aggression …


He Has One Problem

In today’s post, I want to talk about dog problems. It’s rare to just have one. More often than not, you have many problems—but only a few that are bothering you. Owners frequently call us to say: “My dog is amazing, but he has one problem!” That problem might be something comparatively small, or it …


Teeth and (Cock)tails: Choosing Canine Friends

Today, I’m at home doing some work and trying to get up the nerve to take my dog for a walk in the rain. I hope the weather is better where you are! I thought that while I was waiting around inside I would write up a few blog posts. One topic that comes to …


Components of Dog Aggression

In order to fix dog aggression we need to understand the components of aggression. Watch this dog training video to learn more about aggressive dogs.


Let It Snow: Winter Stimulation for Your Dog

As I write this, it’s cloudy and windy and chilly outside, and that means that soon we’ll start getting a certain type of call from some of our clients. Oftentimes, we train a dog in the spring or summer and have some great results in fixing aggression or house training. But sure enough, come the …


Pressure’s On: How To Use Rewards Responsibly

In today’s blog post, I want to talk to you about pressure. you’ll hear many dog trainers, including myself, talk about something called “pressure and release.” This is essentially a training strategy that uses the combination of a pressure—like a leash or body language—and a rewarding release. Maybe you have a leash pulling towards you, …


Nudge By Nudge: How Problems Get Bigger

Today I want to talk about booking travel and how that relates to your dog. I’ve been booking some travel lately and have some other travel coming up. A month or two ago I went to New York for work to get a dog, and I’ve been booking Thanksgiving travel to go back home, I …


In Praise of “Boring” Training

In this post, I’d like to share some of my thoughts about how boring dog training is. Now, I don’t mean what you’re probably thinking! Training is my profession, and it’s also been my passion since I was a teenager. I love it. But I’ve had a few experiences recently that helped me realize how …


It Doesn’t “Just Happen”: Solving Problems Early

Tomorrow, I’m going to the dentist for a root canal. I’ve never had one before. I feel lucky that, in my entire life, I’ve only had one cavity. All those years ago, when I was eighteen, I got the cavity filled and then I didn’t think about it for the next fifteen or twenty years. …

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