Puppy Potty Training Tips

Puppy Potty Training Tips

So you got a new puppy.  Congratulations!

Potty training is the one of the first things you will teach your new puppy.   One of the top reasons why dogs are given up is because they are not housebroken properly.  So this is on thing that you definitely want to dedicate time and potty train your …

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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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Dog Games that Reinforce Obedience Commands

Dog catching treat

Dog training doesn’t need to be all about hard work.  It is proven that dogs learn faster when your training sessions are short, 10-15 minutes a couple times a day.  Repetition is the key for all the things you teach your dog.   Below are a couple of games that you can play with your dog …

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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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Dog Vaccinations – What you need to know!

There are so many benefits to owning a dog.  They provide you companionship, make you smile, get you moving and outside.  In return, it is your job to make sure that your dog is fed and provide him a safe environment.  The definition of a safe environment means providing them  physical shelter from the elements …

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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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ACL (Acute Cruciate Ligament) Injury – Kane’s Journey

Kane

For those of you who know my dog Kane, no introduction is needed.  But for those of you who have not met Kane, let me tell you a few things about him.  He is a large American Staffordshire Terrier/American Bull Dog mix, who at first look, many people think he is scary, he is not! …

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