Category Archives: Dog Training

Proper training for your dog is a gift that leads to a happy and well-adjusted dog and will bring much pleasure and happiness to everyone’s lives they touch.

Understand Your Furry Companion With Doggie Documentaries

According to a 2011 study published by the Humane Society, approximately 39 percent of U.S. households include at least one canine family member. Not surprising, considering dogs provide companionship and unconditional love like no other animal — even human beings.  More … Continue reading

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Time to Play Fetch!

Spring is here – have you and your dog made it to the bark park yet? One pastime that owners and dogs love is playing fetch, but instead of using a ball that can only go a short distance, why … Continue reading

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How To Handle Nuisance Neighborhood Dogs

During my tenure as a dog walker, I found that not all of my clients’ neighbors were particularly thoughtful dog owners. When walking your dog, you have every right to enjoy as stress-free a stroll around the neighborhood as possible. … Continue reading

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Help! My Dog Won’t Budge On A Leash.

The most common difficulty people have when walking their dogs is pulling on the leash. However, it’s not unheard of for a dog to simply “refuse to move” when out on a walk. Some dogs will suddenly flatten themselves to … Continue reading

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Teach Your Dog the Proper Reaction to Scary and Exciting Things

Walking a dog who barks and lunges at other dogs, people on bicycles or anything else is understandably frustrating and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are effective methods of combating such behavior, and I’ll give you a basic overview of those methods … Continue reading

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What’s That?! Help for the Distractible Dog

One challenge many dog owners face to teaching their dogs to walk nicely on leash is distractibility. Some dogs really want to investigate every sight, sound and smell. The following is a great approach to handling a highly distractible dog. … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

If you’ve owned dogs, you’ve probably realized how persistent pulling on leash can be. Dogs aren’t naturally inclined to walk at a consistent, moderate pace the way we are; they like to stop and sniff, or charge toward interesting things. … Continue reading

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Dog Clicker Training Basics

Many dog owners have heard of clicker training but don’t have much practical experience with it. Clicker training is extremely useful in a wide variety of dog training endeavors. However, while the theory is fairly simply, the technique can trip … Continue reading

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Mental Stimulation For Your Dog’s Time Alone

We humans don’t have the option of spending every moment actively playing with our dogs. There are plenty of fantastic toys available which help to provide your dog with constructive activities for his alone time. Many “enrichment toys” focus on … Continue reading

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Playing With Your Dog – A Great Training Opportunity

Walking your dog is a great bonding and training opportunity and is essential to your dog’s well-being. Playtime fits this description as well. However, it can be tough to suss out which games are best. Here are some tips to … Continue reading

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