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    Adopted a new fur kid recently? Trying to get him to behave well around your children and strangers? Well sit, stay, and listen, as the experts are on the show today ready to discuss technology, techniques, and resources

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Understanding Dog Body Language

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What’s Your Dog Telling You? Understanding Dog Body Language by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Ignorance is bliss. That commonly used phrase certainly applied to me years ago as it relates to dog body language. What I didn’t know about, I didn’t

Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Misc, Positive Animal Training

A Novel Way To Trim Dog Nails

Dog Nail Trim

Many people struggle with trimming their dog’s nails. I remember my mentor, Jean Donaldson, saying that having a leg restrained often elicits the flight response, because it’s like having a leg caught in a trap. That was some very strong

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Separation Anxiety

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The Separation Anxiety Top 10 List – by Malena DeMartini These are the key components to incorporate or understand when working with separation anxiety. Unlike with most listicles, you must approach this list as a whole; picking and choosing won’t

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Positive Animal Training, science, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

From Auspicious Beginnings to a Hard-won Solution – Malena DeMartini

From Auspicious Beginnings to a Hard-won Solution – Malena DeMartini My second client ever (circa 2001) was a separation anxiety case. The dog’s name was Guinness, like the beer, and his guardians had found him sickly and tattered, scavenging for

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Educational, emotions, Fear, Learning theory, Positive Animal Training, Psychology, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

Separation Anxiety: The Forgotten Stepchild We Can No Longer Ignore

Separation Anxiety: The Forgotten Stepchild We Can No Longer Ignore Each morning when I fire up my computer, the eager ding of incoming emails greets me and I know to expect at least one new inquiry — if not three

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Win a Pet Tutor® for your Hero!

Win a Pet Tutor® for your "Hero to the Animals"

QUEST: To leave no stone unturned, to search the universe and reveal the most deserving “Hero to the Animals” by New Years Day.  WHEN: NOW until New Year’s Eve Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Who: A hardworking, dedicated, talented, selfless person

Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Positive Animal Training, service dogs, Shelter, Technology, Training tools

Why Common Ways To Reduce Nuisance Barking Can Be Ineffective Or Worse!

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Bark, bark, bark… Dogs bark, that’s a fact, whether we like it or not. But much like when children cry or scream, it’s very hard for us to simply ignore such vocalizations. Barking is loud and often disturbing to the

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Fear, Separation anxiety

Why getting your dog excited may affect your training session

Border collies

“Rover, come!” shouted in a high pitch excited voice is likely to get a faster and more enthusiastic response than the same words expressed in a monotone, low key fashion. Most trainers rely at least at certain times, on how

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, emotions, Psychology, service dogs

Fear, Fireworks & Neuroplasticity: What you should never do when your dog is afraid

Scared chihuaha

Modern dog training recognizes that many of our dog’s problematic behaviors are the expression of an underlying fear. When Fido is scared, he’s going to automatically flee, freeze or fight depending on whether he’s dealing with another dog, a person

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