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Dog Training The Very Easy Way

There are times, for instance the post-prandial holiday crash, when you simply don’t feel like getting up off the couch. As I was enjoying a bit of peace after a recent deluge of  family and friends, my dogs decided that they just weren’t in the mood.  As sometimes happens, my life has been busier than […]

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What Your Method of Dog Training May Say About You

What style dog training do you do? Have you ever wondered what this might say about  your relationship with your dog? This was a question that plagued Jessica Greenebaum before she did her research. She is with the Sociology Department of the Central Connecticut University. Her research compared the two most popular methods of training […]

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How To Get Your Dog’s Attention and Keep It

Sometimes getting your dog’s attention isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it even feels like they are ignoring us! Am I right? But consider this: there is a lot of competition out there. There are great things to sniff, things to chase, noises to pay attention to. The list goes on and on. So how can […]

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What Is Clicker Training?

What exactly is “clicker training” ?  The clicker, which is a small, handheld, noisemaker, makes a distinctive sound that is used to mark behaviors that you would like to see repeated. In the beginning, it is associated with a reward, generally food (but not always).  So a “click” is followed rapidly by a treat (C/T). Once […]

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How To Choose A Dog Trainer

So you have a new puppy, and you want him to become a well-mannered member of the family and the envy of all your friends. Where do you begin? Finding A Good Fit With many different methods and approaches available, it is worth becoming familiar with them before choosing. Classes are available everywhere now, and […]

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Top Five Reasons You Can’t Train Your Dog

It is not always the case, but often our dog’s failures are really our own misunderstanding of how they learn. Look closely at what you are doing. Generally, it is not that our dog’s aren’t learning. They are just not learning what we intended to teach them. The five top reasons are: 1. You don’t […]

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