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Dog Impulse Control Training

The behavior has several different names (inhibitory self-control, emotional self-control, self-regulation), but the term “impulse control” is used frequently in dog training. It means...
group dog obedience training

5 Tips for Group Dog Obedience Training

Those of you who have just emerged from your first-ever group dog obedience training class have my sympathies. For the unprepared, that experience can...
leash pressure dog training

Tactical Extraction: Leash Pressure Dog Training

Teaching your dog to “yield to the pressure” of the leash can help you safely and easily end an encounter between your leashed dog...
dog on leash greeting

Dog On Leash Greetings

The modern dog owner spends a lot of time thinking about their dog’s social skills. We do what we can to ensure we make...
crate training

Crate Training To Keep Your Dog Content

Having a dog who enjoys time in a crate is a beautiful thing. A crate can give a dog some peace and quiet when...
On Target Training

On Target Training

There’s a behavior that we never used to teach in old-fashioned training classes that is now one of my absolute favorites; I can’t wait...
reinforce good behavior

Reinforce Your Dog’s Good Behavior

The best training tip out there is so simple it likely slips your mind: Catch your dog doing something right.We all notice when our...
leash walking

Polite Leash Walking

The super-fun walks described in our “Walk This Way” article in last month’s issue aren’t always possible; there are times when dogs do need...

4 Dog Walk Approaches to Add Enjoyment

I recently saw a cartoon of a person walking with her dog by her side in perfect heel position – and clearly not enjoying the...
positive reinforcement dog training

Using Food For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Take a moment to ponder a miracle: We can reach across the great species divide and convince a dog to do something utterly unnatural...

How To Properly Pick Up Your Dog

Imagine living in a world where you are surrounded and controlled by creatures who are 10, 20, even 30 times your size. Now imagine...

Sleeping With Your New Puppy

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this confession from an adopter of one of my foster puppies: “I know it’s wrong,...

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Otto Is Showing Age-Related Dementia Symptoms Often Seen in Dogs

My 14-year-old dog Otto is starting to show signs of age-related dementia. While there are all kinds of ways dementia in dogs can manifest,...