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Tag Archives: Dog training
I recently ordered a bunch of dog training/behavior books from Amazon. I just finished reading (and underlining! I do lots of underlining) the first one — Fight! by Jean Donaldson. I’m thinking of maybe writing reviews on the dog books … Continue reading
Just a little video from a few nights ago… It was his first evening of practice, and already he’s much more musically gifted than I am! 😉 ❤
Dogs use “calming signals” when they need some space, are trying to avoid conflict, and even self-soothe. Licking their lips/nose, yawning, blinking, and looking away are just a few of the actions that dogs use to express themselves. I think … Continue reading
“Puppy mouthing is 100% natural dog behavior. It’s not dominance. It’s not meanness. It’s a puppy being a puppy, roughhousing with parents and littermates or with human substitutes. Rather than ‘no bite,’ I strongly, strongly urge you to teach your … Continue reading
– The way I think about it, almost all of the behaviors that we teach dogs are actions (such as sit, shake, down, roll over, spin). They all involve movement. But “Stay” is the absence of action–it means don’t move. … Continue reading
“Here’s the good news: Housetraining is a simple, step-by-step process. All you need to do is insure that your puppy is in one of three situations at all times during housetraining. He should be either outside with you, inside with … Continue reading
I originally included these thoughts in my recent blog post, “Discussing Dominance Theory (Deep Breaths, Everyone)”. However, in an attempt to keep the information more organized and make everything an easier read, I am giving the aforementioned its own post … Continue reading