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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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How to Manage Counter-Surfing

In preparation for the holidays, kitchens are laden with tempting treats and mouthwatering smells. For dogs that are tall or…
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Introducing Leg Weaves to a Puppy

Canine freestyle, often referred to as “dog dancing,” is a captivating sport that showcases the unique bond between dogs and…
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Cone of Comfort: Teaching Your Dog to Wear a Cone

Wearing a medical apparatus is seldom enjoyable, and dogs are no exception. However, there may come a time when a…
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The Art and Joy of Shaping

Shaping is a method of gradually teaching dogs a new behavior by rewarding them for each small step in the…
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Turkey Game: Adding Sizzle to Your Dog Training Classes

Are you looking to inject some excitement into your group training classes? The key might be introducing engaging and enjoyable…
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Encouraging Cats to Come Out of Their Enclosures

Shelter environments are often stressful for cats, and the stress makes the cats hesitant to come out of their enclosures.…
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Why Do Dogs Bite the Leash?

Does your dog’s walk sometimes resemble a game of tug-of-war? Leash-biting and tugging are behaviors that many puppies and dogs…
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Responding to Errors in Training

When it comes to training a new skill, creating the right environment can impact your dog’s success significantly. Dogs don’t…
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The Power of Movement: Teaching Back and Forth

When dogs encounter triggers, they often freeze and become rigid. This reaction not only makes it challenging to extricate both…
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