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Does Your Dog “Own” Your Front Door?

Does your dog : “Own” your front door? “Own” all the doors in your home? “Own” your lap? “Own” your bed? “Own” everything on your walks, including you? “Own” his/her food, dish, treats, toy, other dogs, squirrels, birds, leash. “Own” … Continue reading



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Why Should I Bring my Dog Back for More Dog Obedience Classes?

Our canine companions do not continue getting better at obedience and manners because we do a Puppy Kindergarten class and perhaps a Beginner Adult dog training program. Our dogs get better as we continue to educate and practise with them. … Continue reading



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Why is Outdoor Dog Training Better?

Outdoor training with dogs is far more beneficial to our dogs’ training success. The majority of pet parents who have dogs enjoy being outdoors. Dogs love being out in the fresh air. Outside is where real-life distractions are happening. Outdoor training provides … Continue reading



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Is My Dog Too Old to Learn New Behaviours?

Can you teach an old dog to behave differently? Well, yes most certainly! Dogs of all ages are trainable and enjoy learning new things or refreshing practised skills. Dogs learn through repetition and association. Many adopted or rescued dogs have … Continue reading



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How to Get Your Dog to Come When You Call

It can be frustrating to call your dog, “Come, Charlie!”, and have your dog ignore you or run in the opposite direction towards another dog.  Sometimes it is inconvenient, because it takes you awhile to get your dog back on … Continue reading



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Stopping Dogs from Pulling on the Leash

A common problem that I see is dogs pulling on their leash.  Most people use human reaction to attempt to change this by pulling backward on the leash. Attached at that moment is displeasure by the Pet Parent. Sooo… the … Continue reading



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My Dog Jumps Up on People at the Door

Jumping Up: the most common mistake pet parents make is either pushing the dog off or pulling the dog down, often with displeasure attached at that moment. So the dog then attempts to “please” by jumping. A dog that is … Continue reading



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