It’s Not Magic: You Have to Train for That

“But he knows sit!” In the beginning training can happen amazingly quickly which may look like magic, but it is not, and it is only half the story. Teaching new behaviors at home when not much else is going on is easy; teaching the dogs in our lives to respond to cues and perform those […]

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Walk This Way

Do harnesses make dogs pull? Do harnesses stop dogs from pulling? Do I need a special collar to teach my dog how to walk nicely on a leash? No, no, and no! You do not need a collar at all to teach your dog the skills they need to walk at, or near, your side. […]

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Forget About Obedience

I was walking  with Castor the other day when he saw a couple of people, and he immediately turned away from them to run over and hop up on a raised manhole cover and watch them go by.  I have been teaching Castor a few skills that we can use  when we see new people and […]

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Meet the Need (Safely!) First I bet the dogs in your life sometimes do some things that you would rather they didn’t.  Maybe you have  lived with a dog who chewed the furniture, dug up the yard, barked more than you liked, jumped on you or your guests, nipped at people’s heels,  the list goes […]

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