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Feedback Needed- Sincerely, Your Dog

Feedback Needed- Sincerely, Your Dog

All trainers talk about effective communication and you can find many versions of such during your training. The most common one that opens a world of possibilities is using consistent marker words. Marker words is way to give your dog feedback on a task that they are...
Loose Leash Walking

Loose Leash Walking

One of the first things we teach our puppy is how to walk on a leash. This is usually taught through pressure and release. Meaning if there is pressure on the leash we typically stop or some pull back. The puppy they may fight a little, but eventually gives into the...
Will Work for Cookies

Will Work for Cookies

Will Work for Cookies Most folks know that you need some form of motivation to teach your dog new behaviors and most of the time that motivation comes in the form of cookies or food. Often times folks get stuck in this type of reinforcement and their dog starts...
Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too Much Freedom Too Fast

Too much freedom too fast. I’m often faced with new doggy owners who are struggling with their pup inside the home, whether it’s housebreaking, destruction, or being plan obnoxious. My destressed owners are often at their wits end with their furry friend. I often find...
Value of Rewards

Value of Rewards

Value of rewards. When training our dog, we often overlook what our dog finds valuable. We assume the treats that the pet store attendant suggested are the best thing since slice bread. Only to find out when we go home and offer one to our pup, they turn their nose...
Love with Boundaries

Love with Boundaries

Most people get a pet for companionship. Someone to share their emotions with. Someone to care for in a way that understands our love. But what most people don’t understand is that love and a healthy relationship has boundaries. I often intercept these relationships...