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On Target with the Pet Tutor

By Deborah Jones, Ph.D. There are plenty of fun and useful applications for the Pet Tutor.  One of my favorites to teach is targeting. A target is an object that your animal moves towards and touches with a body part.

Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Fun, Misc, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Dog Door Manners in 3 Easy Steps

Doggie Doo it’s a new year and people are making resolutions.  For quite a few years I’ve been fairly anti-resolution.  Why? Because they don’t work! And in the process, they can actually make things worse because you end up feeling

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Fun, Positive Animal Training, Technology, Training tools

Stress-Free Travel with Your Dog!

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Your Dog! by Colleen Demling  Before You Go Do a Dry Run– You may want your dog to join you on your next vacation but your dog might not feel the same. Stay a

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Fun, Misc, Positive Animal Training

Dog play, fun and seriously therapeutic

Butts up in the air, after a quick play bow, the dogs take off running, barking, jumping, chasing, growling, stalking and mouthing. Dogs having a good time playing together are quite a spectacle to watch! They can go from stalking

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Posted in Children, Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Fun, Psychology, science, Shelter

Roughhousing with dogs, rules and consequences

How fun it is to roughhouse with a dog! They love it, are always willing and happy to oblige and both human and dog are up for a great time. Although men are generally more inclined to such playful activities,

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Fun, Psychology, Roughhousing

To use or not to use high value treats…

Most owners and trainers frequently rely on high value treats when working with their dog. We may use them to get better focus during dog classes, more motivation when working outdoors and they generally help us work through the more

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Posted in Dog training, Educational, Fun, Misc, News, Positive Animal Training

We just can’t resist puppies! Why?

Puppies are like gremlins. They bite everything in sight, including our hands, pant legs and favorite shoes. They pee all the time, chase after every moving object, and just like human toddlers are a ton of work! Yet, for some

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, Fun, News, Resource, science

The joy of shaping

There are few things more exciting for a trainer than working with a dog on shaping a new behavior through clicker training. From teaching the dog to lie down on his bed, to retrieving objects, or flipping a light switch

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, Fun, News, Positive Animal Training, Resource, science
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