Category: Training Tips

Posts that include various training tips and instructions

SOLID STAY COMMAND- DOES YOUR DOG HAVE IT?

The STAY command is one of the best skills you can teach your dog.     What does STAY mean?  For this article, STAY means that you are asking your dog to hold a specific position no matter what is going on around them until you release them.  Generally the STAY command is combined with control position.   …

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Fear Based Dog Reactivity – Use Desensitization & Counter Conditioning

Image of fear reactive dog

What is Fear Based Dog Reactivity/Aggression? 

In dog training fear based dog reactivity is usually defined as “a feeling of apprehension associated with the presence or proximity of a person, dog/animal, or situation (either social or environmental)

What Causes Fear Reactivity/Aggression? 

The #1 reason is generally lack of quality and positive socialization.   Dogs who are …

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What does it mean to SPOIL A DOG?

This is one of my favorite articles that I had to share with all of you!

By Karla Gardner Hamlin, B.S. RVT.  Published in Off Leash, March/April 2003

The literature is full of it.  The breed books warn against it.  Spoiling a dog is cautioned against as it is said to cause behavior problems in …

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Calm Dog Greetings

Multiple dogs greeting each other calmly and relaxed and initial greeting is proper nose to butt greeting

One of the most common complaints I get from dog owners is that they think their dog is “aggressive” on leash towards other dogs.   Usually this this is due to the fact that the owners have unknowingly put their dogs in situation after situation, where their dog or the other dog is either too excited …

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Markers, Cues, Release Words – Fundamentals of Dog Training

Teaching Markers, Cues, & Release Words. Beagle Sitting

When training your dog, it is most important to understand the difference between Markers, Cues, and  release words.  As you dog’s leader and trainer, you must also use each of these correctly and consistently.

Cues:

Most people refer to cues as  commands.  Example of cues are words that indicate that your dog should take action, …

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