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Can Making Your Dog’s Brain Stronger Help With Dog Aggression and Anxiety?

At our Salt Lake City dog training company  we deal with a LOT of dog aggression and anxiety. Through a mixture of science and art we’ve been able to learn a technique for actually strengthening the brain to help the dog overcome it! Sound too good to be true!? It kind of is…. We aren’t really …


Take A Rest: Understanding Recovery Time

In this post, I’d like to talk about something I call recovery time. It’s a huge concept to understand if you’re dealing with anxiety, aggression, or fear. Let’s dig deep into this. A dog’s nervous system controls its ability to process stress. Fear, anxiety, and aggression all come from a place of stress. Your dog’s …


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 …


How to Deal With Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a tough one to deal with. Dogs who get destructive when you’re gone need help in learning how to deal with that pressure and stress from being anxious. There are several tips and tricks you can use, though, to combat this separation anxiety.


Walk In The Park: Giving Your Dogs What They Really Need

In today’s post, I want to talk about a potential problem that people run into because they misunderstand their dog’s needs. If you poll dog trainers, you generally won’t get the same answer from any of us. We tend to disagree about everything. Sometimes I think that’s just for sport. You could ask “What’s the …


Stay Put: Conquering Anxiety

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to a technique I’ve been doing with certain dogs who have anxiety problems. Anxiety issues are huge for many dogs. Sometimes they’re big and the dog is terrified of everything. Sometimes they’re small and the dog is just a little bit anxious when he’s around people or …


Got Headaches? Using Focus To Transform Your Dog

In a previous post I spoke a bit about my family vacation in Flathead Lake, Montana. We stayed in a beautiful house with a little dock and an orchard. This morning I sat on the dock being very quiet, trying to blend into the background, and watching the deer in the orchard and the birds …


Puppy Problems: Minimizing Aggression and Anxiety

Today I’d like to speak about the impact of taking a puppy away from its mother and litter mates too early. I recently spoke with an owner who had done this, having brought her puppy home at about five weeks. While talking with her, I tried to explain some of the complex issues involved in …


How to Train a Dog With an Electric Collar

This is a dog training topic I’ve wanted to tackle for a long time. I’ve done tons of videos both free (check out my Youtube page) and paid (check out our dog training DVDs).  I’ve written articles.  I’ve done dog training podcasts. In other words, over the years I’ve produced countless hours of content on …

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