Teaching a Reliable Drop Cue
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Teaching a Reliable Drop Cue

When we ask our dog to “drop” something, we are expecting him to let go of whatever he is holding in his mouth. Sometimes we’d like our dog to let go of a…

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What is Clicker Training?
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What is Clicker Training?

In the realm of dog training, two distinct camps exists, namely the 'Traditional" and the "Positive Reinforcement" camps. “Traditional” dog training has been around for decades, possibly even centuries whereas training based on…

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Unleashing your Dog
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Unleashing your Dog

For a lot of people, a dog that is able to behave and remain focused on his owner while off of the leash is the epitome of a well-trained dog.…

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The Benefits of Training Tricks
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The Benefits of Training Tricks

Most pet owners spend the majority of their training time working on basic manners like Come when Called, Stay, and Loose Leash Walking. Without a doubt, those are important cues…

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Dealing with Excessive Barking
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Dealing with Excessive Barking

Living with a dog that barks excessively can be very stressful. It’s hard to relax at home with a barky dog, it can be difficult to get along with neighbours…

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How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog?
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How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog?

The desire to see changes in your dog’s behaviour is completely understandable, especially if his behaviour is causing a problem! Most pet owners want to know how much work they…

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Decoding Your Dog: The Eyes
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Decoding Your Dog: The Eyes

A dog’s eyes are naturally expressive. Small changes in the shape and size of his eyes or the direction and intensity of his gaze can tell you if your dog…

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Decoding Your Dog: The Mouth
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Decoding Your Dog: The Mouth

A dog’s mouth is just as expressive as his eyes and tail. Even though he can’t use his mouth to talk like we humans can, the way that he positions…

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