Playing Tug With Your Dog – everything you need to know

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Playing tug with your dog is one of the most rewarding interactions  you can do.  But understanding how to play tug is very frustrating, often for dog and human.  In this post I’d like to break down how to play tug for fun and learning and to build the relationship between you and your dog. The game of tug stems …

What is the BEST Dog Training Technique

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What the best dog training technique is can be a slippery slope depending on whom you talk to.  There are staunch opinions on all sides.  In this video I break the styles of dog training into 3 basic categories: Operant Conditioning Dog Training Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Negative Reinforcement Dog Training In order to understand which method of dog training …

Why Retractable Flexi Leashes are Dangerous

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You will see people everywhere using those retractable flexi leashes.  They are ever so popular because they give dogs more freedom, and who wouldn’t want that?  A free dog is a happy dog, right?  Wrong! These flexi leashes are extremely dangerous for dogs and people. BUT, I’ll start by saying I own a few and recommend them for trainers who …

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Crate Train Your DOG the Easy Way

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One of the VERY most important things you will ever do for your dog or puppy is crate training.  It is a benefit to dogs as puppies for house breaking but will be an immense help later in life if you travel or ever have to take your dog to the vet (which is bound to happen).  Crate training teaches …

Ear Infections in Dogs May be helped with Earwell Wiptes

Ear Infections in Dogs – Clean Your Dog’s Ears

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One of the most common issues I’ve seen in dogs is ear infections.  They can be tough to cure and expensive to treat, but not that hard to prevent. Countless dogs suffer from minor ear infections that will only get worse if not treated.  Keeping your dog’s ears clean is a super simple step that should be part of your …

Off Leash Dogs

Off Leash Dogs

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When it comes to speaking my mind, I’m not one to hold back, and when it comes to speaking out about irresponsible dog owners, I usually can’t hold my tongue. So, today was no exception. It seems that I am always confronted on the topic of off leash dogs. Since I teach canine behavior at and for animal shelters, and …

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KC Canine – My Favorite Treat!

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As many of you know, I don’t work for any company and get no compensation, so when I tell you I like a product, I really like it. KC Canine is one of those companies, their treats are first rate, USA made and they come in a variety of novel proteins including elk, venison, bison and more.  If you’re treat …

Brilliant K9 Dog Harness

Brilliant K9 Dog Vest – Harness

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I see many dogs wearing vests and harnesses for one reason or another.  I don’t normally recommend harnesses for dogs who pull, but there are several other reasons that dogs should wear them including for dogs who have cervical issues and older dogs.  When asked what brand I recommend I only say Brilliant K9.  They are a top shelf company that hand …

Drives of Dogs

Drives of Dogs

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Drives of Dogs Drives are the unconscious, biological impulses that carry out important vital functions. They display in a physical manifestation of the dog’s personality and energy. How a dog sees and reacts to things, such as food, physical presence of other people or dogs, things that move, etc. all fall under the “drive” category. Although often inherent, these drives …