Category Archives: Dog Training

New Years Resolutions for You and Your Pets

Christmas is over and now it's time to think about your New Years resolutions. There's a good chance that, if you're an American, your New Years Resolution will involve some form of diet and exercise.  In fact, the number 1 resolution, year after year, is to lose weight.  So today, we want to encourage you…
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Respect the Door!

Having a dog that escapes from the house can be very dangerous, and it's shocking to me how common this problem is.  So many dogs will bolt out the door, given half a chance, and their owners have developed some elaborate routines just to get themselves out the door in the morning, without letting the…
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Training Tip

YOU GET WHAT YOU REINFORCE – NOT NECESSARILY WHAT YOU WANT When your dog does something you don't like, chances are, it's something you have been reinforcing, maybe without even realizing it.  For example, think about a dog that begs at the table.  He sits beside you, whimpering, and maybe he puts a paw on…
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The Yellow Dog Project

Have you ever been out for a walk around the neighborhood, and seen someone walking a dog with a yellow ribbon tied to his collar, or maybe on his leash?  The Yellow Dog Project is really a great idea, and we want to make sure everyone in America understands what it means. When you see…
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A Word About Puppy Training

Puppies are constantly learning. They absorb information like a sponge and even when class is not in session your puppy is learning. They are smart and they quickly pick up which behaviors pay. You may be inadvertently teaching your puppy bad behaviors. For example: if your puppy is constantly crying in the crate, it is…
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Is it Separation Anxiety or Boredom?

Most destructive behavior is usually caused by boredom but it could also be a result of separation anxiety. Dogs and cats can both have behavioral problems due to boredom and they can both also be affected by separation anxiety. However separation anxiety is far more common in dogs than in cats. Dogs are pack animals…
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Jumping Dog?

So your dog is super excited to see you and he just needs to jump up on you or your company. It's rude and sometimes those dog nails hurt! Fortunately, there are ways to correct this behavior. Here's what you can do to get him off and put him in the habit of sitting down…
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