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Why Do Dogs Growl at People?

Although your dog seems to be fine with visitors to your home, you’ve noticed that she’s become increasingly aggressive toward people who approach the...
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Which Is Best For You: Adopting an Adult Dog vs Puppy

When I learn that someone is interested in one of my foster puppies, I know what they’re picturing: A tiny, miraculous little ball of...
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No Need for Force: How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash...

One of the most common requests humans bring to dog trainers is this: “Can you just stop my dog from pulling on the leash...
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Does Your Dog Opt In? How to Communicate With Your Dog

You may have acquired your dog with the intent of competing in agility, doing therapy-dog work, or having fun with musical freestyle (dancing with...
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Leaving Your Dog Home Alone: How To Set Up Your Dog’s Space

Many dog owners routinely leave their dogs home alone without giving it a second thought. They put on their shoes, grab their coat and...
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Creative Confinement: Dog Crate Alternatives

Sooner or later, at some point in your dog’s life, she is probably going to need to be kept confined. There was a time...
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Lessons on Force-Free Dog Training From Gundog Trainers

Ever hear of force-free gundog training? Neither have most of America’s 3 million duck, pheasant, and migrating bird hunters, but what’s new in the...
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Family Sabotage: Is Someone Undermining Your Dog’s Training?

When I get an email asking for help with a 6-month-old puppy who’s still not house-trained, I’ll bet you this: That puppy’s owner doesn’t...
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Extreme Anxiety in Dogs

Most of us have had moments of anxiety in our lives, and while it’s not fun, most of us survive those moments and get...
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Daily Practice Makes for Perfect Dog Recall Training

Coming when called – a “recall” as it’s often known in dog-training circles – is arguably the most important behavior you can teach your...
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Dog Barking: What You Can Do

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Clarify Your Dog Cues

If you’re frustrated that your pup “doesn’t listen,” I urge you to consider what your dog is actually hearing each day. Take a minute...

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The Worst Sound a Dog Owner Can Hear

This is the time of year that all dog owners who live in any of the western states, particularly in any part of California,...