Treat Hierarchy Game

The Treat Hierarchy Game We all have our favorite foods, including our dogs. While some dogs seem to want to eat everything, others can be very picky. What they both have in common is that there is at least one treat that they value above anything else. Why is this important? When working with a dog that cowers, growls, barks,…

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Just Say “No” to On-Leash Greetings

Just Say “No” to On-Leash Greetings Dogs can be best friends off-leash and suddenly turn to enemies when the leashes are put on. Barking, lunging, and even fights ensue.  The same can happen when there is a door or fence between dogs. Believe it or not, this is extremely common. The leash (or even fence) adds tension, changes the dogs’…

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Dogs Aren’t Machines. Apart From Missing Mechanical Components, Here’s Why.

Dogs Aren’t Machines. Apart From Missing Mechanical Components, Here’s Why. Comparing the Two Let’s start by considering a car. A finely tuned machine made up of hundreds of parts. Each part, and the final whole, needing to pass rigorous inspections. When I shift into reverse, I expect my car to start rolling backward as I hit the gas. Even as…

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Products We Recommend

Harnesses, Puzzle Toys, and More! Clients often ask me which products I use with my dogs.  There is a variety that I regularly use for different purposes.  From training treats and squeeze tubes to harnesses, interactive feeding toys, and more, you can find them all at the following link: Recommended Products You might have questions about their use.  Here is…

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