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Here’s What I’m Looking For In My Next Dog

04 December 2013

We’re getting ready to open a new dog training company in Reno, Nevada… probably in March of 2014.  I’ve been training dogs professionally for twenty-two years and this will be the third dog training company that I’ve owned. The first was in Los Angeles back in the 90′s  and the second was in Las Vegas. My […]

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Attacked At Petco For Being A Balanced Dog Trainer

26 January 2014

I took my wife to lunch, today. It’s Sunday, so we usually indulge ourselves at the Great Basin Brew pub. After lunch, we decided to walk down to Petco to see if they were doing pet adoptions. They weren’t. But there was a Petco “trainer” working with a client and her black Labrador… teaching the […]

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Your Dog’s Behavior Needs More Than A Band-Aid Fix

27 December 2013

By Lynn Stockwell – Before I became a veterinary professional, I was pretty much convinced that the role of vets was to get to the bottom of the matter and treat the issue at hand. A prime example of the dog that has vomiting and/or diarrhea. Vomiting and diarrhea are not things to simply be […]

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Top 10 Worst Dog Toys For Your New Christmas Puppy

26 December 2013

1. Rawhide bones or chews:  Rawhide does not break down in a dog’s stomach apparently, so dogs have a hard time digesting and passing them. One veterinarian I talked to said that they have at least one client-a-month who they need to operate on, in order to remove a piece of rawhide that was lodged in […]

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Is It Dangerous To Adopt An Adult Doberman?

22 December 2013

Rhiaanon posted a comment on one of my Youtube videos: “I had a doberman puppy some years ago. I am looking to get another doberman. However, I am considering adopting an adult. Would it be okay to adopt this particular breed at an adult age?  Thank you for any advice!” Dear Rhiaaaaaanon: No.  They are a […]

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Train A Dog To Drop The Tennis Ball

Should You Neuter Your Male Dog for Behavior Problems?

18 December 2013

At the post-end of the day (the awkward time at most vet’s offices in between official closing hours and the act of leaving with doors locked behind us), a client walked in with a question: her 6-year old intact Dachshund was being an absolute hormonal boy in reaction to a bitch in heat somewhere. The […]

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Training A Dog Not To Jump

18 December 2013

The issue of jumping is a fairly common one. The majority of dog owners have had to teach at least one of their dogs not to jump up on people. While it’s not usually on the list of the most severe behavioral problems, jumping can result in everything ranging from soiled clothes to serious injuries. […]

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Labeling A Dog As Having Separation Anxiety

14 December 2013

By Joe Camacho of Dog Squad U, based in Tuscon, Arizona. – Reprinted here with explicit permission from Joe.  There is an old antage that goes: “The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is what the third is doing wrong.” That being said, I’d like to talk a little bit about MY philosophy […]

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Puppy Training Tips

Providing A Structured And Balanced Relationship For Your New Dog Or Puppy

10 December 2013

So, you have a new puppy and it’s all squeezes, hugs, potty training and more hugs.  While we all love to love puppies, we need to provide them with rules too. If you bring them home and treat them as the center of your universe, they will soon begin to act like they make the […]

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How I Use The E-Collar

09 December 2013

I get at least 50 calls and emails every week with questions about dog training and the majority of those calls are questions about my use of the E collar. Most of the callers are pet owners that watch my videos or videos by other trainers that utilize e collars and want to train their […]

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Zombie Dog Owners

05 December 2013

You’re out in the park with your dog, minding your own business… Perhaps you’re doing some dog training. Or maybe you’re taking a nervous dog out for a potty break… Sooner or later, you’ll find some reason to leave the house with your dog. You simply can’t train a dog in your own backyard and […]

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Adam Demonstrates Attention Training A Dog Around Distractions – Dog Training Video

05 December 2013

Adam demonstrates attention training around distractions — with a hyper boxer puppy as the distraction. A couple of points about this video you wouldn’t know, just by watching it: The Golden Retriever was a dog we rescued from a veterinarian in Bogota, Colombia. He was so dog aggressive around other dogs (as well as pigeons!) […]

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Empowering Dog Owners Through Balance, Part III

05 December 2013

The one problem people run into when attempting to correct their dogs without having been taught the hows, whys and what tools will make their lives easier, is mostly a matter of consistency and clear communication. Motivation is also a problem, as is timing (if you have read the Secrets book, these words should look […]

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Empowering Dog Owners Through Balance, Part II

05 December 2013

In stopping problem behavior, ignoring it, removing attention and simple redirection only get you so far. This isn’t to say that they DON’T work at all. Some actions are blatant attention-getters, solely for the dog’s entertainment of having the spotlight on HIM all the time. Take the dog that grabs an item off the floor […]

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Empowering Dog Owners Through Balance, Part I

05 December 2013

One day at work, I was the one to take a client into the room with her “new” puppy that she has had for a while already, but at 4 months, was seeing worms in the stool. A fecal float confirmed the finding, and the dog was placed on an appropriate dewormer and its vaccinations […]

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How To Discipline An Aggressive Puppy

30 November 2013

Jenna wrote to us about how to discipline her aggressive puppy: From An Aggressive Puppy To An Aggressive Dog? “I’m very worried – my 9 1/2 week old shepherd/pitbull/lab mix puppy has been showing signs of aggression towards me, and I’m worried he’s going to turn from an aggressive puppy into an aggressive dog. He […]

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Dog Obedience Training – How To Correct Your Dog

29 November 2013

Dear Adam: While working on our dog obedience training, I wanted to make sure I understood how to correct your dog?  I’ve tightened the pinch collar to make it fit snugly, but it really doesn’t seem to affect the dog. You said that the ring that the leash or tab is attached to should be down, […]

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How To Train A Dog To Keep His Eyes On You

29 November 2013

Jane writes: “I really enjoyed your Dynamic Movement dog training video and I do the same exercise with my dogs a few times a week. One of my guys “gets it” and he is very focused on me. The other one…not so much. He complies with all of my commands and he’s even right there […]

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Dog Training And The “Go Lie Down” Command

29 November 2013

Many dog owners consider the “Go lie down command” as their favorite dog obedience command. The “GO lie down” not only tells the dog to assume a reclining position, it tells him to do it elsewhere. When you are talking on the phone, drinking hot coffee, or working out, “Go lie down” is the command […]

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Training A Dog To Stand: Why Teaching This Command Is Useful, Even For Pet Dogs

29 November 2013

Training a dog to stand is one of the basic commands that the American Kennel Club (AKC) requires for its Companion Dog degree. It is formally called Stand for Examination and your dog must not move a toe while the judge goes over his body. Is Training A Dog To Stand Even Necessary? At first […]

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Using The Right Dog Training Techniques

29 November 2013

Imagine using the right dog training techniques and being able to take your dog with you, anywhere you go… and know that he’ll listen and obey! Imagine being able to take him to a picnic and tell him to lay down… even if there are 30 children running around, dropping pieces of hot dogs and burgers. […]

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How To Train A Dog To Drop The Tennis Ball

29 November 2013

Kvac wrote to me about how to train a dog to drop the tennis ball.  She writes: First, let me say that your books have been very helpful to me and my dogs. I would like your help on a specific problem, although my dog has made great strides with learning the down position and […]

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Why You Absolutely DON’T Want To Give Your Dog “Double-Commands”

29 November 2013

Never give a command that you cannot enforce. Another way of saying that is: Always make sure that you have some way to enforce your commands, until your dog is 100% conditioned. When training new commands–or even enforcing commands that your dog already knows–give the command only once and then make your dog do it. […]

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Will Her Mother-in-Law’s “Too-Easy Dog Obedience Training Rules” Undo Her Dog’s Training?

29 November 2013

Tanx writes to me about her Mother-in-Law’s slack dog obedience training rules in the house :  My family and I want to add our thanks– to all the other thanks you constantly receive. You have produced a dog obedience training book that is SOOO easy to read, understand, follow, and with great analogies. I have […]

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The Truth About Training A Dog At The Dog Park

29 November 2013

This idea of taking your dog to a dog park is not a good one. Why? Training Your Dog At A Dog Park Is Not A Natural Environment From A Pack Perspective #1) It’s not natural for the dog. We’re not talking about human children who need to be socialized with other kids throughout their […]

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