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Episode 113: Your Dog’s Verbal Cues And Hand Signals: How To Effectively Train Both

By |October 1st, 2021|

Sit, down and come are three cues many people use to prompt their dogs to do something. But what happens when your dog can’t hear those words? They [...]

Episode 112: Stressed Dog? How Trigger Stacking Might Be Putting Your Dog Over Threshold

By |September 24th, 2021|

Has your dog ever done something suddenly and without warning? A growl, snap, bite, or behaving in a way that is of character? Sudden behavior change [...]

Episode 111: How An Anchor Dog Can Help Overcome Your Dog’s Anxiety Or Reactivity

By |September 22nd, 2021|

Have you heard of the term “anchor dog”? It’s a term I coined for a dog who helps other dogs become more confident. In ancient times, the symbol of an [...]

Episode 107: Pedicure Please: 3 Steps To Dog Nail Trimming Or Grooming Success At Home!

By |September 1st, 2021|

Trying to cut a dog’s nails can be one of the most difficult jobs for many dog owners. When I asked who was interested in the topic of consent in dog [...]

Episode 106: Consent In Dog Training: The Misuse, Misunderstanding And Misapplication

By |August 27th, 2021|

The idea of getting consent to train your dog is growing in popularity for a good reason. It is something I have been doing for many years. But consent [...]

Episode 102: Transitioning Your Dog Training: From All That Is Wrong To That Which Is Right

By |August 11th, 2021|

How do you move from punishment based or balanced dog training to being a choice based trainer who uses positive reinforcement? That’s a question one of our YouTube [...]

Episode 101: Puppy Questions: Spay or Neuter? Humping? Puppy Blues? and Much More

By |August 4th, 2021|

If you have ever wanted to ask a professional dog trainer questions about puppy training or living with puppies, then this episode is for you! We’re covering the [...]

Episode 96: Why I Don’t Teach “Watch Me”, How to Use a Dog Treat Pouch, and More Questions Answered

By |July 16th, 2021|

If you have ever wondered why I don’t teach my dogs to “watch me”, how I end a training session, or my thoughts on treat bags, today is the day. I’m answering some [...]

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