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10 Common Mistakes People Make In Behavioral Training

When training doesn’t go to plan it’s common for people to blame the dog. Instead you should ask yourself how you can be a more effective teacher. This blog looks at common mistakes in behavioral training and what can be done instead to work through problem behaviors associated with fear, anxiety, aggression or hyper-activity. Mistake …

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8 Tips on Raising a Puppy

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Tip #1: Potty Training Potty training requires careful management and frequent supervised trips outside. There, you are able to immediately reinforce your puppy for peeing or pooing in a desired area. Click here to see article about house training. Tip #2: Separation Training Teach the puppy to feel comfortable spending time in a crate or behind a baby gate. When done …

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10 Things You Need to Know About Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

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This article is intended to help dogs that bark, growl, lunge, charge, snap or bite when interacting with people or dogs. Stress, generalized anxiety, chronic stress, frustration, pain or underlying medical conditions can all contribute to aggressive responses. Address any potential medical issues with your veterinarian and read through these tips before creating and implementing …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Dogs to Become Friends

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This article applies to initial dog-dog introductions, as well as, those dogs that need “relationship therapy” due to fighting or tension that arises in their day to day routine.  Neutrality Minimize friction by being proactive. Put away the toys, keep bones in the cabinet, block access to socially significant “hot spots” where fights are most …

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10 Rules You Need to Know About Reactive or Aggressive Dogs

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Here are 10 things you need to know about implementing an effective behavior modification training plan for any dog that exhibits reactive fearful or aggressive behaviors. Rule #1: Track Progress in Months Dogs that are anxious, fearful, aggressive or hyper-active need to track progress in months – not days or weeks. Don’t get carried away …

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