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Dog trainer in training.
Currently in a long-distance relationship with my dog, Ceiba Soul. ♥
Starting a new life chapter in California. Previously
living la pura vida in
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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
Note: This is one great way to teach your dog a stay, but it’s definitely not the only way. I now think that teaching a separate “stay” (instead of having it automatically built into a sit or down cue, as … Continue reading
Note: This blog post is currently being edited & updated. Thank you so much for your patience. 🙂
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