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Archive of posts published in the category: Dog Training
Apr
11

Rally-O: For Leash Walking, Focus & Fun!

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Looking for a fun new way to train with your dog? Bored of the traditional obedience class where everyone practices sit over and over in a line? If so, Rally-O may be just what you’re looking for. Rally-O is an interesting obedience course…

Mar
19

Three Games to Encourage Good Behavior and Patience

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Good behavior is important everywhere you go with your dog. However, the same old training routine can get boring. Games are a great way to improve behavior and responses to commands while adding some variety. They can be a fun way for you…

Mar
3

Puppy Socialization: Important Tips for a Friendly Puppy

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What do you think of when you hear of training? Teaching sit and stay? Potty training? You may forget that puppy socialization is another important factor in training. Socialization involves getting your puppy used to a variety of experiences such as people, pets,…

Feb
24

Rally-O: What’s All the Hoopla?

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We’re so sure you and your dog will love Rally-O that we’ve made a couple short videos so you can learn more.  Give it try – you’ll both be glad you did!

Jan
18

Three Tips For Calm Behavior At the Vet

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Does your dog hate going to the vet? Many dogs do, and it is a very problematic, yet common problem for pets. The vet causes a lot of stress when your dog learns to associate it with strange handling, poking, and prodding. Dogs…

Jan
7

Training Class is More than Just “Learning Tricks”

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You may have been looking into dog training classes to help teach Fido to sit or stay better. Or, you may be frustrated that Fluffy seems to be getting into the garbage every day now! While dog training classes are perfect for training…

Nov
25

Puppy School – Start Early for Success!

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Between the soft kisses, puppy breath, new toys, bedding, bowls, and more, you might not think of training as an important part of bringing home a new puppy. However, puppy school is a great way to begin your lives together.  Training encourages bonding and helps put…

Sep
8

Tips on Getting Your Dog Happy About Nail Trims

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Nail trims can be a tricky situation, especially if your dog is bothered by having their feet handled. While training your dog to get used to nail trims is easiest as a puppy, dogs of all ages can get more comfortable with nail…

Aug
11

Leash Manners 101: Is Your Dog a Tugger?

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When it comes to leash manners, or a lack thereof, undesirable behaviors vary from dog to dog, but generally fall into one of four categories:  the puller, the lagger, the lunger and the leash tugger.  Leash tugging is a common adolescent display reinforced in much the same way…

Jul
20

Leash Manners 101: 10 Steps to Better Leash Walking

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Leash walking is one of the more challenging skills to teach a dog.  That’s largely because the human on the other end of the leash is 50% of the problem.  Here are some good leash handling practices to put into practice now so you can start…