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No Practice Required: How To House Train Your Puppy

In this post, I’m going to address house breaking, house training, potty training—whatever you want to call it! The other day, it occurred to me that there’s nothing to practice when you’re house training. Someone called into our Salt Lake City training center to ask me to come to their home and house train their …


How To Deal With An Aggressive Dog

I opened up my email today and saw a question from a person looking for advice. “My dog is six months old and he’s starting to get aggressive. Do you think he’ll grow out of it?” My very frank response was “No, he’ll probably grow into it.” My experience suggests that he’ll start to do …


How To Calm Your Dog

In this post, I’d like to devote a little time to the idea of calmness in our dogs. I know some people might want hyper, crazy dogs for hunting or other activities. But in general, most owners want a dog who is calm and controlled. One thing I’m fond of telling people is that calmness …


How to Train a Small Dog With an Electric Collar

It’s important to remember that little dogs need training just like the big dogs do! Little dogs without great dog training are more susceptible to injury, loss, and attack. Here’s a dog training video showing how to train a small dog with an electric collar (e-collar). The principles are the exact same. They are just …


Using Food and Luring to Shape Behavior

Training puppies is a lot of fun. We can often see speedy results when using food to lure and shape behavior.


How to Train a Dog to Heel Properly- Little Dog Training

A lot of dog owners forget that they need to train their little dogs to walk properly as well. Just because a little dog pulling on the leash might not be a hassle, it’s definitely not the way for a dog to be happiest when they walk. Structure and calmness while heeling or leash walking …


Show and Tell: Puppy Obedience Training

In today’s post, I want to talk about the number one complaint that I hear from dog owners the first time that I meet with them. I’ve probably written about this before, but I’d like to do so again because I’ve gained insight on it through the years. So which complaint do I hear the …


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 …


FAQ: Basics of Puppy Training

I thought I would write a quick post from work, focused on a question that I receive a lot. This question came from someone who bought my video on how to raise the perfect puppy, and who had questions abut Her first question: “What type of crate do you recommend—wire crate or plastic mold?” I …

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