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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Training Your Dog to Ride in a Carrier fearful dogs Aug 25, 2021

Does your dog panic when you try to carry them in a crate or carrier? Many dogs will have to experience being transported in a carrier at some point.  Last week we covered the ...

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Training for Dogs Afraid of Walks fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Is your dog afraid to go for a walk? Maybe your pup refuses to go out the front door, or freezes up and tries to run back once you’re away from home.  

In this week’s...

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Training Your Dog to Get Into a Carrier fearful dogs Aug 17, 2021

If you enjoy hiking with your dog, road tripping, flying, or just need to get them to the vet safely, there’s a good chance you’ll need them to get into a carrier, pack or...

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First Walks with Your Dog: Preventing “Reactive” Behavior fearful dogs Aug 09, 2021

If you have a newly adopted dog, or if your fearful dog is just starting to go on walks, you’re in a unique position. You might be able to prevent reactive behavior (lunging,...

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Leash Training for Fearful Dogs Part 2 fearful dogs Jul 20, 2021

Do you have a dog who seems to not know what a leash is, or how to walk on leash? Many dogs adopted as adults have little to no experience being on leash.  When the leash tightens and...

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Leash Training for Fearful Dogs Part 1 fearful dogs Jul 13, 2021

Does your dog try to avoid being leashed, or hate going out on walks? Many dogs adopted as adults have little to no experience being on leash.  And as you’ve probably...

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Training a Fearful Dog to Wear a Harness (Part 2) fearful dogs Jul 06, 2021

Does your sensitive dog avoid their harness? This is a common problem for dogs who don’t love being handled. Last week, I covered Part 1 of harness training for...

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Training a Fearful Dog to Wear a Harness (Part 1) fearful dogs Jun 28, 2021

If you have a fearful dog, you know that sensitive pups often struggle to enjoy walks the way other dogs do. The outdoor world can be scary, never mind all of the potential challenges a...

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