Dog Training Blog: Tips & Advice (Even Works for Aggressive Dogs!)

How Long Does It Take to Fully Train a Dog

How Long Does It Take to Fully Train a Dog

Dog training is important for responsible dog ownership, ensuring an obedient, well-behaved companion, and strengthening the relationship between the owner and the pet. But, the period of dog training can vary depending on various factors, which...

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Stop Being Reactive to your Reactive Dog

Stop Being Reactive to your Reactive Dog

YOUR DOG IS ABOUT TO REACT  Here’s the scenario:  you are out walking your dog and you spy another (insert dog, bicycle, person, stroller) etc. and you know your dog is going to react to that thing.  Most people wait until their dog starts reacting...

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Stop Teaching Commands, Teach Your Dog to Think!

Stop Teaching Commands, Teach Your Dog to Think!

Most dog training has a singular purpose.  To teach dogs to obey commands.  Typically most trainers (including myself in the past) only focused on teaching owners how to get their dogs to sit, down, stay or heel.  Nothing was ever intended to give...

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How to Start Leash Training a Puppy

How to Start Leash Training a Puppy

As pet parents and new dog owners, it’s important that you train your furry companion properly and get your puppy to walk on a leash. This is one task you shouldn’t ignore and must tackle for a rewarding relationship and future with your dog. The...

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How to Get a Scared Dog to Trust You

How to Get a Scared Dog to Trust You

Adopting a new dog is an exciting time. Becoming a pet parent may be something you've dreamt about or planned for a while. You bought the food, treats, and toys to pamper and spoil your pooch from the moment he joins your family. You've been...

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Your Dog And The Power Of Prediction

Your Dog And The Power Of Prediction

Knowing what’s coming next, being able to predict what happens when we do X, Y, or Z doesn’t just make our lives easier — it provides us with a deep sense of psychological safety.
Yet we often expect our dogs to navigate their (or rather our) world without that sense of security.
In this blog, I look at how you can harness the power of prediction to alter how your dog interprets and reacts to the world around them, and how that could make life better for both of you.

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The Worst Piece of Advice I Ever Got from a Dog Trainer

The Worst Piece of Advice I Ever Got from a Dog Trainer

I can still remember the feeling in my stomach — this mix of unease, confusion, and just a little bit of anger, when my dog trainer told me that I had to act like a drill sergeant to my dog. This was years before I became a dog trainer myself, and...

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