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Clapping as a Secondary Reinforcer

Dog sports have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a thrilling combination of canine agility, teamwork, and excitement for…
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Confidence in Motion: The Power of Behavior Sequences in Dog Sports

Dog sports have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering a thrilling combination of canine agility, teamwork, and excitement for…
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Fun Tricks for Dogs in Shelters

Each year millions of wonderful dogs find themselves in animal shelters, waiting eagerly for loving homes. However, the shelter environment…
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August KPA CTP of the Month: Monica Callahan

As she was completing her degrees in biology and pre-veterinary medicine, Monica Callahan, KPA CTP, decided to switch lanes from…
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Teach an Alternative Behavior to Jumping

A common issue that dog guardians face is a pet’s exuberant jumping when family members or visitors arrive at the…
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Fun and Games: Elevate Your Dog’s Walks

Every dog guardian knows the joy and excitement our furry friends exhibit when it’s time for a walk. It’s a…
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Helping Shy Puppies Socialize

Socialization plays a vital role in puppy development, helping puppies become well-adjusted and confident adult dogs. Even shy or timid…
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July KPA CTP of the Month: Philip Sun

Philip Sun, KPA CTP, transitioned to learning the basics of dog behavior, having a dog, and then training others’ dogs…
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A Horse’s Match-to-Sample Adventure

Renowned animal behavior expert Ken Ramirez firmly believes that we often underestimate the abilities of animals. Take horses, for example.…
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Cool Indoor Games for When the Weather Heats Up: Fist Bump

Exercising your dog outdoors every day is essential for the dog’s physical and mental health. However, what do you do…
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How to Create a Safe Place for Your Dog

Is your dog fearful of loud noises or events, such as thunderstorms, fireworks, or even the vacuum cleaner? Or is…
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Polite Greetings: Teaching a Dog to Say Hi with a Hand Target

One of the most delightful and fulfilling experiences as a dog guardian is having a pup who knows how to…
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