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Unleashing Confidence: Nose Work Skills for Shy Dogs

Dogs are remarkable creatures with unique personalities. Just like humans, some can be naturally shy or lack self-confidence. Finding effective…
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Therapy Dog Skills: Remaining Calm Around Medical Equipment

It’s no secret that our dogs bring us comfort and joy, but have you ever wondered how you can train…
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How to Enjoy Breweries and Restaurants with Your Dog

Breweries and dogs are a popular combination, especially in the warm-weather months. However, for some dogs the noisy environment and…
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Introducing Dogs to Each Other

When you are introducing two dogs to each other, first interactions matter. How the dogs interact in their first encounter…
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Generalizing the Settle Behavior

Are your daily walks more like scavenger hunts for your dog? Food and garbage on the ground are often irresistible…
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Leg Weaves for Canine Freestye

Teaching your dog to weave through your legs is great for building confidence, and the leg weave is a fundamental…
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Successful Cat Introductions

Bringing a new cat into a home with other cats? Let’s face it: cats are territorial, so you will want…
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Concept Training: Shape Discrimination

Can animals recognize shapes? As Ken Ramirez demonstrates frequently, they can! But why teach shape discrimination? Training an animal to…
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Training at a Distance

When training at a distance, there are many different objects that can be used to help your dog to stay…
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Puppy Tip: Teaching Good Habits

Ever wonder why puppies never wander far from their caregivers? Wanting to be close to you is an expected behavior…
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Cat-Alyze Your Trick Training

Trick training is usually associated with dogs, but that’s no longer the case. Cats are now joining the fun! With…
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What Is a Natural Reinforcer?

Have you ever wanted to reward your dog for a job well done, but didn’t have food treats with you?…
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