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Train away firework/noise phobia? Yep!

Like many trainers I am well versed on desensitization and counterconditioning. I do it all the time with my clients dogs whether it be from barking at door knocks, reacting to dogs on leash or even strangers approaching.  The dogs … Continue reading

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Access Asks…Consequences Maintain.

There are mysteries regarding behavior and training and then there is everything else. Let’s focus on the everything else.  I’m called into my clients homes to figure out how to address problem behaviors from one or several dogs at a … Continue reading

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Rethink Adopting Litter-mates

I should title this post don’t adopt litter-mates but that may be a little to harsh.  There are certain realities in dog training that seem to be fairly consistent across the board.  Between trainers, we would most likely advise to … Continue reading

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CBD, Do You Know Me?

I love my work as a dog trainer but I equally love finding solutions through nutrition and supplementation that affect the behavior and well-being of my canine clientel.  As of right now, I am focusing on hemp CBD extracts. After … Continue reading

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When to Rethink that Puppy.

  I am likely to get to flack over this but this is something I have been deliberating on writing about for some time.  I am addressing a few scenarios that in my opinion, are not usually good for raising … Continue reading

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No means Yes? How your reinforcer may be punishing.

Just recently I got to sit down and watch Kathy Sdao’s “What not to Err”.  With her unique energy and quirkyness she touched on several things we do wrong when training our dog. This is for trainers and owners since … Continue reading

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Captain Opportunity

I’m a week in to a 3 week board and train with a 6 month old GSD and there are plenty of behaviors that I want to work on that aren’t traditional obedience like sit, down, come, etc.  While we … Continue reading

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How hard is punishment? A reality check.

On almost every consultation there is something the client wants me to stop there dog from doing.  Many are normal canine behaviors while others are aggressive, anxious, or fearful  responses.  Regardless, corrections and punishment, which don’t fool yourself, are one … Continue reading

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A Walk Starts With a Look

 Lets see how easy I can put this concept of walking your dog and how when your training this “trick”, which it is, you are really training several smaller “tricks” compiled into one.  As the title states, it all begins … Continue reading

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What is your dog telling you?

The more often you know when your dog or another dog is stressed, unsure or nervous, the better your chances for more safe and calm dog interactions. Recently I have been called on for several concerning behaviors between my clients … Continue reading

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