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Nail Board Training Part 2: More Scratching fearful dogs Nov 30, 2021

This week's video is for you if you've just started training your dog to use a nail board. If you haven't already started this training, check out last week's blog. In this week's video, I continue our nail care series with more advanced nail...

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Nail Board Training For Fearful Dogs fearful dogs Nov 16, 2021

Is nail care a regular struggle for your fearful dog? Are you trying to get them to participate in nail care, but unsure where to start?  In this week's video, I explain how to get started training your dog to file their own nails with a nail...

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Nail Care For Dogs who Can't Be Touched fearful dogs Nov 09, 2021

Do you have a fearful dog who you can't touch? Or maybe you can touch your pup, but they hate having their paws handled?  In this week's video, I describe some ways of keeping dogs' nails from getting out of control, even if you...

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Sleep Training: Getting Your Dog To Sleep Through The Night fearful dogs Nov 02, 2021

Does your dog (and therefore you) struggle to sleep through the night? Do they wake you up with barking or other night-time activities? In this week's video, I break down how to address your pup's sleep problems.

 

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Pre-Walk Activities To Decrease Reactive Behavior reactive dogs Oct 26, 2021

 Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?  Do they pull you toward every interesting smell? In this week's video, I discuss some pre-walk activities that might reduce your dog's problem behaviors on the walk. 

 

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Car Training Part 3: On the Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 19, 2021

Does your dog struggle with riding in the car? In Part 3 of our 3-part series on car training, I discuss how to train your dog so you both have more pleasant car rides. The video features more of our dog Pancake's journey , so...

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Car Training Part 2: Loading Up fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 12, 2021

Does your dog hate to get in the car? In Part 2 of our 3-part series on car training, I talk about training a dog to get into the car, by breaking the behavior down into small steps. The video features our dog Pancake's training, so you...

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Car Training Part 1: Before You Hit The Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 05, 2021

Does your dog absolutely HATE the car? In this week's video, I talk about measures dog parents can take BEFORE a car ride that might make the ride more pleasant for their dog. Our dog Pancake stars in the video again this week- check out what...

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Mat Training: Adding Distractions fearful dogs reactive dogs Sep 28, 2021

In this week's video, I show you how to teach your dog to stay on their mat around distractions. This is the follow up to last week's Beginning Mat Training video.  Be sure to complete last week's training before...

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Beginning Mat Training fearful dogs Sep 21, 2021

This week's post is the third installment of our "Building Confidence" series.  Members of our free Facebook support group provided a list of behaviors they felt indicated their dog was feeling confident, and one of them was "lying...

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Teach Your Fearful Dog to Play fearful dogs Sep 15, 2021

I asked members of our free Facebook support group, “What does your dog look like when they’re confident?” One answer they came up with was, “When my dog plays.”  So this week, I talked about how to...

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How to Build Your Dog’s Confidence fearful dogs Aug 31, 2021

If you have a fearful dog, you’ve probably googled “How to build your dog’s confidence,” a time or two.  And you probably found all kinds of advice. Some of it was probably good, some useless but harmless, and...

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