Articles About dog behavior

A Beginner’s Guide On How To Train Your Dog

A Beginner’s Guide On How To Train Your Dog

I'm sure you've heard of the movie "How To Train Your Dragon"... well, let's do the dog version of that! So, if you're ready, let's em-'bark' (sorry, the bad puns might continue until I finish my coffee!) on an adventure filled with wagging tails, high-fives, and...

Generalization: How To Build Reliable Behaviors With Your Dog

Generalization: How To Build Reliable Behaviors With Your Dog

Have you ever wondered why the training cues you give your dog may work in some locations, but not others? For example, you go to dog training class and your dog learns to sit. They actually seem to have mastered it by your standards! Every time you ask them to sit...

Aversive Dog Training: Why You Need To Know The Risks

Aversive Dog Training: Why You Need To Know The Risks

Over the years, through the study of canine behavior, the techniques used in dog training have evolved considerably. What is now considered "modern dog training methods" use positive reinforcement, which are scientifically proven to be both successful for training...

Intrinsic And Extrinsic Reinforcers For Your Dog

Intrinsic And Extrinsic Reinforcers For Your Dog

Positive reinforcement is an incredibly effective way to train dogs and other animals. When we reinforce a behavior, according to learning theory, there is an increased likelihood that the behavior will continue to happen, or, increase in frequency.  However, it...

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

How To Take Your Dog On A “Sniffari”!

You get home from work and your dog is sooo excited to see you, but also eagerly awaiting going for a walk. You know what they would probably enjoy even more than a traditional leash walk? ... a "SNIFFARI"! I know... you're probably thinking... a what?!?!? Well, read...

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

As we approach the end of the year there are a number of holidays on the horizon.  During this time, life can be stressful not only for us, but for the dogs in our lives too. A dog that is stressed, or anxious, can exhibit all kinds of unwanted or problem...

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Husbandry refers to the routine, sometimes daily tasks, that our dogs need to have done to ensure they are living healthy and happy lives. This not only includes activities that you may do at home, such as brushing, bathing, giving medications, trimming nails,...

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

You come home from running errands to find your puppy had an accident and left you with a big puddle of pee to clean up. OOPS! As a puppy guardian... how would you deal with this scenario? When it comes to puppy potty training should you punish your puppy? Should you...

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

I'll admit that it has been a while since I was in school learning the ABC's... I just won't share how long ago it was! Deciding to become a dog trainer meant I had to go back to school to learn a different kind of ABC's. However, also being a parent of a now, teen on...

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