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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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Creating Confident Canines: The Power of Puppy Socialization Classes

Puppy socialization encompasses more than merely introducing a puppy to various people and animals; it also involves exposing them to…
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Can I Pet Your Dog? Techniques for Helping Your Shy or Excitable Dog Greet Strangers

For many dogs, daily walks are cherished routines that provide exercise, mental stimulation, and opportunities for socialization. However, for shy,…
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Cue Discrimination

Mastering cue discrimination is a crucial part of training your dog. This skill ensures that your canine companion responds accurately…
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Concept Training in Action: Take a Hike

Teaching your dog to tell the difference between left and right on cue is not only fun, but the skill…
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Teach Your Cat to Walk Through a Hoop

Cats are known for having independent natures, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love training! One fun and impressive…
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Introducing a Puppy to a Long Lead

As puppies grow, so do their curiosity and energy, making it crucial to establish good training habits, such as recall…
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