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 …

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 …

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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 …

Science Based Dog Training

Science Based Dog Training – and the inherent flaws

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Every time I hear someone talking about the “science based dog training” I get a little perplexed. What these people really are saying is “positive only dog training,” since that is what they call their science. And, before I delve into that aspect, I’d like to draw a correlation between something from my past. I studied and taught traditional martial arts …

Choosing a Collar for Your Dog

Choosing a Collar for Your Dog

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The fist and probably most important decision you have to consider when getting a dog is “What Collar Will I Use?” With so much information out there, it can be a daunting task. People will give you so much confusing information and you could make a bad choice.   To start with, I avoid using contraptions that are not collars …

piddling is not peeing

Piddling is not Peeing

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Piddlers are dogs that leak a small (sometimes a large amount) when excited. This behavior should not be mistaken with dogs that mark intentionally or are peeing. There are generally two reasons why dogs piddle, one is due to a physical condition such as bladder problems, but more commonly the issue is behavioral. It is often seen in highly excitable …