Teach Your Puppy Everything

Puppy Training – Teach Your Puppy Everything

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Puppy Training: Puppy Training means teaching your puppy everything!  Or at least as much as possible!  Although this is a good goal, it probably will never be reached by anyone.  The next best thing will be to teach your puppy as much as possible.  In this video I  show you a complete training routine from beginning to end. When I …

Dog Aggression and Positive Only Training – “the pitfalls”

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Dog aggression is serious in nature and understanding it takes someone with an immense amount of experience.  One thing that upsets me is dog trainers with little experience talking about using positive only training to deal with dog aggression.  That dog aggression can be against people, dogs or even other animals.  The key thing is to understand that dog aggression …

Break Away Martingale Dog Collars for Safety

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I’ve talked about break away collars and how important they are for the safety of your dog.  Leaving any collar on your dog is a recipe for trouble.  Dogs can hang themselves on something or strangulate one another if playing with another dog.  Break away collars are designed to keep your dog safe in the event their collar gets hooked …

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 …

crate training your dog

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 …