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Not Your Average Collars.

Halters, Headcollars, Harnesses OH MY! This is an info-graphic that talks about when and how to use halters, headcollars and harnesses. Most of us use some type of training aid for our pup. Whether we use one of the many collars available, a harness or a headcollar, understanding about the type we use and how […]

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Accentuate The Positive – Train Your Dog To Do What You Want

When we train our dogs we tend to not get specific about what behaviors we are giving attention to. More importantly, we are not even fully aware of where we are giving attention. By getting specific and becoming aware we can make training our dogs that much easier.  It’s not hard to train a dog […]

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Dog Training Myths

Dog Training Myths

Dog training myths can be confusing and may actually harm your dog. In today’s dog training world there is a lot of information available.  So much in fact that it’s easy to get confused making it challenging to determine between what is fact and what is a myth. In this blog post I will go […]

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Door Bolting Series

Door Bolting Series

Does your dog bolt out the door? Door bolting is a major problem for many people.  It is dangerous for our dogs and terrifying for us.  I am sharing a protocol that I have used with my dogs to teach them that my door is invisible boundary. They understand that it may not be passed […]

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Make It “A Matter Of Choice” For Your Dog

“Help your dog CHOOSE to be good!”  is how Dog Scouts of America starts their article on training.  It is a philosophy and training method that I also use and it works really well.  The reason I am sharing this is because the author has written the article really well and I am a firm […]

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Arrow Dog Training

I am honored to be a feature contributor on one of my fellow ABC Trainer’s blog, Arrow Dog Training. It is my story of where I started training with my first dog Sydney, how it all changed with Mattie and how Ryder is reaping the rewards!  It is also helps me to remember that ultimately […]

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Training with “Shaping”

I am honored to have fellow trainer Dawn Archer Pizzoferrato, owner of Arrow Dog Training located in Michigan, to be a contributor to my blog.  She is a clicker training specialist and she shares a really special story with us!  Please check out her Facebook page or her website  www.arrowdogtraining.com to learn more about her! […]

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Stay. Come? Debating If This Dog Training Technique Is The Best Way To Go.

Recently I took a training workshop with my puppy, Ryder.  I enjoy taking dog training classes with other instructors it helps to keep me on my toes and to be accountable to my own training.  Yes, just like my clients, I can I get lazy in my training – I am human after all. The […]

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FREE Housetraining Webinar!

Are you being challenged by housetraining? Tired of stepping in little “presents”? Embarrassed to have friends over? Let me help you create the situation you want by sharing with you what has worked for me and my clients. On Sunday January 27, 2013 I am offering a Housetraining Webinar that will supply you will all […]

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Thyroid and Aggression? There Is A Connection.

Recently I had an old high school friend reach out to me through Facebook about her dog.  She noticed that her dog, who has always been a bit of a handful and not to fond of other dogs, had recently escalated her aggressive behavior. My friend had also been bit by her dog when she […]

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