Dog Training Tips

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Moving Into An Apartment With Your Dog?

Moving Into An Apartment With Your Dog? Dogs thrive off of habit and routine. If you are moving into an apartment from a house, sometimes the change of routine and scenery can be overwhelming to your dog. You want to try your best to prepare your dog for this drastic change.  Let’s look at all […]

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Is Your Dog Ready To Go Off Leash?

Is Your Dog Ready To Go Off Leash? We all want a dog that can go off leash and come back when called. Problem is… most people jump to that fairy tale scenario waaaay before their dog is actually ready. Think of it this way… teenagers want unwavering freedom. In most cases, if they were […]

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Housebreaking: Teach Your Dog To Go On Command

Teach Your Dog To Go On Command This is something that may come in handy on those frantic mornings when you’re already running late. If you ever plan on taking your pup to someone else’s house, this could be useful before you go inside. If you just don’t want to stand out in the rain while […]

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Bribing Your Dog To Sit

Bribing Your Dog To Sit “Do you use food in training? I don’t believe in bribing my dog.” This is something we hear all too often from potential clients. I always respond with “Yes, we use food as a motivator and as reward, but we don’t bribe the dogs.” I’ve found that it’s not that […]

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Teach Your Dog To SIT

Wanna teach your dog to SIT? Below are step-by-step instructions on why and how to teach your dog the SIT command. What is the SIT command? The SIT command is when you ask your dog to SIT, and he automatically puts his butt on the ground with his back legs tucked neatly under his belly. […]

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Shut The Eff Up! – How To Stop Your Dog From Barking (Part 1)

Shut The Eff Up – Stop your dog from barking. It’s 3am, and the neighbor’s dog starts barking and then your dog starts barking. It only lasts about a minute, but it’s enough to make you exhausted for work the next morning. Next scenario, your dog leaps onto the couch peering out the window and […]

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Service Dogs vs. Therapy Dogs

Service Dogs vs. Therapy Dogs. If you’re like most dog owners, you want to take your furry companion everywhere. You’ve seen the signs and notices— only service dogs allowed.  You might think, well my dog is just as helpful as is any service dog. Many are passionate about how much their dog has helped them […]

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Training Your Dog How To Behave With Guests

Second only to housebreaking, this may be the area where most dog owners go wrong. Teaching your dog how to behave with guests is a big issue, that often gets overlooked. Most people haven’t a clue of what to do when their dog barks non-stop at the doorbell. Most people are so embarrassed when their […]

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Dog Body Language – What’s Your Dog Telling You?

Illustration Credit: Lili Chin    Dogs are ALWAYS telling us something. Dog body language communicates when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry. They use their expressions and posture to tell us how they feel. The question is… Do we know what they’re telling us? In this article we’ll try to cover some of the […]

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How To Get Your Dog To Like You Part III (Dog Sports)

This is part 3 of How To Get Your Dog To Like You… (See Your Dog Dog Probably Doesn’t Like You, and Parts 1 & 2 of How To Get Your Dog To Like You.) In the earlier parts of this series we discussed a few games that you can play with your dog to […]

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