Training

Holiday Tips for a Happy Dog

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by Alana Stevenson, MS Author, Training Your Dog the Humane Way The holidays are quickly approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers—with a little planning and preparation the holidays can be more enjoyable for all. Doorway etiquette. Teach your dog polite manners at the doorway. Choose a place for your ...

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OneMind Dogs’ Ultimate Doggy Guide to Summer Road Trips!

Dog Travel

88% percent of summer travelers will drive to their vacation destinations—and this means they can bring their four-legged and furry family members along for the fun. But what can you do to make sure that Fido has a happy, healthy, and tail-wagging good time? The in-house dog behavioral experts from OneMind Dogs—a  revolutionary dog teaching method out of Finland used by some of the world’s top agility trainers and their canine competitors—are ...

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He’s Friendly! I Promise!

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by Chloe Anderson We’ve all been there, our dog is enjoying themselves in the park, chasing a ball and you become a little distracted by a text or conversation with friends. You take you eyes off them for just a second? Only to look up and see them bounding across the park towards an unsuspecting canine victim. This is the ...

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Simple At-Home Training Tips for Your Dog

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Training your dog is one of the best things that you can do for your pet. It ensures that your pet knows how to behave in your home and in public. It also keeps your pet secure and promotes safety, as your pet will abide by your commands. Training your dog does not have to be difficult — in fact, ...

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Think Like Your Dog

Think Like Your Dog Dog Training

My “non-expert” opinion on the way a lot of people communicate with their dogs is that they don’t understand that dogs do not think the same as humans. We want to imagine our dogs as four-legged, fuzzy toddlers, and in a sense they are, but they learn very differently from a human toddler. I see it all the time with ...

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Loose Leash Training with the Lickety Stik

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Interaction is key. At least, that’s what Neika Smessaert believes when it comes to positive pet training. As a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training Partner, Behavioral Specialist and Registered Veterinary Technician, she is often asked the “trick” to training. Her response: There are no short cuts. It takes time, positive reinforcement and lots of treats. So it’s no surprise that ...

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Training 101: Sit and Stay Commands

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When bringing a new dog home it’s always best to start with the basics. Trainer Michele breaks it down into easy-to-follow steps and your best friend will have these commands down in no time. The First step in training is to find something that your dog will love and want to work for. This can be food, a toy etc. ...

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AKC Launches Dog Training Hotline

Two puppies seemed like a great idea when Dennis and Peg Freeman decided to get a new canine addition. Having lost their 11-year-old Labrador Retriever in the fall, the couple was ready for another dog and thought two might be even better. “We remembered very well what an active pup Bruin was and how much attention he required,” Peg said. ...

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