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How To Motivate Your Dog

How To Motivate Your Dog

Canine Communication Basics Have you ever wondered how to communicate with your dog? Maybe you want them to listen to you, or be more obedient to your wishes. In order to do this, you need to get inside their head. How do you do this? By tapping into their...

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Dog Daycare Evaluation Process

Dog Daycare Evaluation Process

In part one of our dog daycare series, we discussed the different types of daycare options for your pooch. Today, we’ll review specific questions to ask before you hand over the leash.  Vaccination Requirements Aside from rabies, what other vaccines does the facility...

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Dog Daycare Types

Dog Daycare Types

Picture this: your dog is bored at home, and won’t stop chewing the furniture. Stuffed Kongs don’t hold their attention, and they’ve interrupted your latest Zoom call by barking for the last time. They need mental and physical stimulation, and your work schedule...

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How To Choose A Dog Trainer

How To Choose A Dog Trainer

A question that I’m often asked is “how do you choose a dog trainer?” The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, which we’ll cover in this post. At a high level, you’ll want a trainer who takes a balanced approach, and whose philosophy aligns with...

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Socializing Your Puppy

Socializing Your Puppy

So you’ve brought home a new puppy - Congratulations! Now the fun starts! Aside from potty training, one of the most crucial things you need to do with your puppy is to socialize them. Most resources encourage you to allow your puppy to interact with other dogs. Here...

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Training Canine Separation Anxiety

Training Canine Separation Anxiety

Over my 10 years of dog training experience, I’ve helped a number of dogs overcome their separation anxiety. This is a complex process that takes a long time, and requires the help of a trained professional. At a high level, you need to find your dog’s threshold,...

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Canine Separation Anxiety

Canine Separation Anxiety

Has your dog ever chewed up the furniture, or soiled in the house when you leave them alone? This could be due to boredom, or it could be due to separation anxiety. Canine separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset due to the fact that they are separated...

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How To Calm A Fearful Dog

How To Calm A Fearful Dog

Every day, dogs encounter obstacles in their world that cause them anxiety. These can include loud noises such as thunder, other people, other dogs, smooth floors, storm grates, car rides, etc. A fearful dog can be a challenge to handle, as it is difficult to take...

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