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Quick Tip: How To Use Gooey Treats For Training

An important component when you are training your dog, is the immediate and timely rewarding of good behavior. With some dogs this is simply a scratch behind the ears, a toss of the ball or a few kind words.  But for the majority, when training NEW behaviors, the reward must be of a higher value.  […]

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Calling All Cookie Monsters and Treat Whores

“Me want Cookie! Me eat Cookie! Om nom nom nom. …Me want Cookie. Me eat Cookie” etc. Does this sound like your dog? Or does Fido fail to put out unless you show ‘em the money? In response to a post I wrote last week, Cyndi wrote “Great article! What about phasing off treats completely? At […]

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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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