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Introducing Your Dog to a Muzzle

As responsible pet guardians, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our furry companions. Sometimes, situations arise that require the…
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The Benefits of Teaching the Go Behind Behavior

Imagine you’re out for a morning walk with your dog and your dog spots another dog approaching. While some dogs…
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The Benefits of Working with Multiple Species

Dog training requires an understanding of fundamental training principles, such as reinforcement, shaping, and timing. Did you know that you…
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Unleashing Joy: The Importance of Play

As responsible pet guardians, our priority is to provide enrichment strategies that benefit our pets’ health and well-being. Enrichment strategies…
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Puppy Socialization: Introducing Your Puppy to the Car

Bringing a new puppy into your life is an exhilarating journey filled with joy and new companionship. As you begin…
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Using Non-Food Reinforcers for Training Outdoors

When you are training outdoors, there are many distractions competing for your dog’s attention. To compete effectively, try asking your…
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Training in the Shelter: Harness Desensitization

Walking a dog with a harness is safer and more comfortable than walking a dog with a traditional collar. However,…
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Helping a Dog That Jumps

Have you ever been embarrassed by your dog jumping up to greet a stranger? Jumping is one of the most…
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Adding Distractions to Foundational Skills

When they are in unfamiliar or demanding environments, many dogs find it challenging to exhibit learned behaviors. While a dog…
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Teaching a Release Cue

As important as it is to teach your dog basic behaviors such as “sit” and “stay,” it’s equally as important…
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Helping Dogs Overcome the Fear of Objects

Is your dog afraid of ordinary objects? Does he freeze or try to run away when he sees a bag…
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Teach a Frustration-Free “Leave It”

We’ve all been there—you’re savoring a delicious meal and, suddenly, a tasty morsel slips from your grasp and lands on…
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