Tag Archives: Dog training

Dog Books. Dog Books Everywhere.

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

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My Dog Is Learning How to “Play the Piano”

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! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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Calming/Appeasement Signals in Dog Communication

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

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Puppy Mouthing & Bite Inhibition

“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

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Teach Your Dog a Sit/Stay with Release Cue – Kikopup Style

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

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Housetraining Your Dog – Simple Steps to Success

β€œHere’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

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Dilemma of the Day: “Dominance Aggression”?

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

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