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Ask A Dog Trainer: 6 Clever Uses For Your Dog’s Hand Touch Cue

Most basic obedience classes teach a hand touch where your dog learns to put their nose on your han...

5 Tips To Prevent Your Boxer From Pulling On A Leash

Exuberant Boxers often cause frustration when their owners try to walk them on-leash. All you want...

5 Tips To Prevent Your Pit Bull From Pulling On A Leash

The Pittie personality is loving, comedic, and full of energy. That energy can often be hard to ha...

Feeding Tips For Dogs Who Guard Their Food

Feeding a dog who guards his food can be dangerous. You can get bitten and you can even (accidental...

How To Teach Your Dog To Heel

A formal heel is an amazing thing to behold: dog right at your leg, staring attentively up at you w...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Not Respect My Boundaries?

Do you have a pushy dog? You know the type – jumps all over you, invades your space while you are...

The Leash Matters – When To Use What Type

Why did you chose the leash you did? Maybe based on color or because a friend or trainer recommende...

5 Signs Your German Shepherd Is Stressed

German Shepherd Dogs are intelligent, sweet and loyal to their families. If you have one, you know ...

Litter Lessons: What Your Dog Learns From His Littermates & Mother

A litter of puppies may seem like they don’t do much – eat, sleep, play a bit, repeat. But you ...

Did You Know Your Dog Can Feel These 5 Complex Emotions?

We’ve all wondered about what our dog is feeling or thinking. Obviously, we know dogs can feel pa...

How To Help Your Dog Cope With Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in dogs is one of the worst behavioral issues. Dogs suffering from it can be ext...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Get My Dog To Stop Licking Everything?

 While most of us don’t mind a gentle lick from our four-legged best friend now and then, if you ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Whine?

If your dog whines when it needs to go outside, chances are you figured that out pretty quick. But ...

Help For Dogs That Bark At Every Noise

Do you have a dog that barks at every little noise? Whether it’s another dog barking, the doorbel...

What’s In A Name: A Trainer Explains The Importance Of Your Dog’s Name

My last several dogs had all been adults when I got them and had come with names, so when I finally...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Will My Dog Grow Out Of These Bad Behaviors?

Your puppy just ate your shoes, bit your ankles or had an accident on the rug. Your adolescent dog ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Make My Dog Summer Road Trip Ready?

Hitting the open road this summer with your four-legged best friend can be one of the best ways to ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Growl When I Approach His Food?

All you wanted was a nice family pet. What you got was a dog that turns into Kujo whenever food is ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Should I Let My Dog Sleep On My Bed?

This question gets asked a lot because misinformation has circulated for years about allowing a dog...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Do Puppies Bite & What Can Be Done About It?

Puppies are wonderful bundles of fur and joy, until they sink those razor-sharp baby teeth into you...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Doesn’t My Dog Respond To My Cues?

Few things are more frustrating to a dog owner than when a dog doesn’t respond to a known cue...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Give Me “The Guilty Face” ?

You come home from work and your dog has gotten into the garbage. You’re tired from a long day ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Bark At Other Dogs While On A Leash?

Many of us get a dog for the opportunities they provide us – going on walks, to the beach, dog pa...

Ask a Dog Trainer: How Do I Get My Dog To Stop Jumping Up?

It’s nice that our dogs are so happy to see us when we return – who doesn’t want to come home...

Ask A Dog Trainer: What Do I Do If My Dog Is Possessive With Her Toys?

Some dogs are not good at sharing. Once they get possession of a toy, it’s theirs and they do not...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Growl When People Approach Me?

It’s wonderful when we have a special bond with our dogs. Many of us get a dog for that very reas...

Why Dogs Sometimes Bite & What You Can Do To Prevent It

There are many sides to this story, and everyone that interacts with dogs has a responsibility to h...

Follow These 5 Rules To Respect A Reactive Dog, And You Could Help Prevent A Disaster

There are a lot of articles that offer advice and support for the reactive dog owner. Even I have ...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Get My Distracted Dog To Focus On Me?

You are trying to teach your dog to sit. You’ve tried every trick in the book and he just won’t...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Can I Teach My Dog To Like Other Dogs?

One of the more common questions I get asked by clients who are looking for behavior modification t...