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Rolling Over: Does Your Dog Want Belly Rubs? fearful dogs May 23, 2022

How can you tell if a dog who rolls over wants belly rubs, or is scared? Many fearful dogs roll over when approached, and don't want to be touched. This week, I go over what to look for when deciding whether to try to pet a dog...

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Scent Work for Introducing Fearful Dogs to New Places fearful dogs May 16, 2022

Do you have a dog who is hesitant to explore new places? Many fearful dogs find any new, frightening.  We love Scent Work games for easing fearful dogs' introduction to a new home, to encourage exploration of different rooms in a home, and as...

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Stationing Behavior For Dog Grooming & Health Care fearful dogs May 09, 2022

Does your dog run away when you try to trim their nails, or clean their ears? It's hard to give our dogs the care they need when they're afraid of it.  Luckily, there are a number of behaviors you can teach your dog, called "stationing...

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Traveling When You Have A Fearful Dog fearful dogs May 03, 2022

If you've won the trust of a fearful dog, congratulations! Your patience and hard work has paid off.  But if you're the ONLY person that fearful dog is comfortable with, traveling away from home can become a stressful, complicated...

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More Effective Dog Training: How to Reinforce fearful dogs reactive dogs Apr 26, 2022

You might notice that, even when you're using the same reinforcer, some days your training progresses more smoothly. There are several possible explanations for this- this week, we're talking about HOW you give your dog the reinforcer at...

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More Effective Dog Training: Choosing Reinforcers fearful dogs reactive dogs Apr 18, 2022

If you've tried using different reinforcers when training your dog, you might have noticed that some seem to work better than others. Whether you're using food or other training rewards, your choice of reinforcers can influence the...

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Using Training Rewards Effectively: Where and When to Reinforce fearful dogs reactive dogs Apr 12, 2022

If you've ever struggled to reach your training goals with your dog, you might have wondered what you could do to get better results. Whether you are using food or other training rewards, there are a number of factors that can...

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Non-Food Reinforcers: Considerations and Favorites fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 22, 2022

Are there times when it seems like your dog isn't interested in treats? Food can be a very convenient reinforcer to use in dog training, as we discussed last week. But sometimes, there might be other rewards that your dog would prefer. This...

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Food Reinforcers: Considerations and Favorites fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 15, 2022

If you have tried training your dog, chances are that you've experimented with food reinforcers. With so many options, it can be tricky to know which is the best fit for your dog and your training. In this video, I discuss using food as...

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Introducing your Fearful Dog to a Pet Sitter fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 08, 2022

If you have a fearful dog, you might be wondering if you'll ever be able to go on vacation again. Finding and introducing a fearful dog to a pet sitter successfully requires forethought and careful planning.   In this video I discuss...

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Dog Toothpaste Review fearful dogs reactive dogs Mar 01, 2022

Are you looking to try some new toothpaste to step up your dog's dental care? As we come to the end of Pet Dental Health month, we test out a few different toothpaste products made for dogs. Our Dogkind team dogs follow up their reviews of dental...

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Dog Toothbrush Review fearful dogs reactive dogs Feb 22, 2022

Are you thinking about purchasing or replacing a toothbrush for your dog? As we near the end of Dental Health Month, we review several dog toothbrushes to get you started. This review is conducted by our team dogs just like the dental chew review...

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