Category: Training Tips

Posts that include various training tips and instructions

Loose Leash Walking – A Refresher

The weather is finally getting warmer!  You and Fido have serious cabin fever and you are ready to get out side and start walking in the fresh air and soak in the sun!   The problem is everyone has the same idea!  So as you and Fido are getting out there for the first time since …

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Fear Based Dog Reactivity – Use Desensitization & Counter Conditioning

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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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Calm Dog Greetings

2 Dogs approaching Anxiious/Tense Dog. Allowing 1 dog to sniff, but telling the other dog to back off

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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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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Bark Park Etiquette

Bark Park Etiquette

Everyone wants to take their dog to the Bark Park at least once so that their dog can romp and play with their other canine buddies.  But not all dogs are good candidates for the bark park.  The rule of thumb is all dogs that are healthy and friendly are welcome.  Not …

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