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Dog Too Scared To Take Treats? fearful dogs Sep 19, 2022

Does your dog refuse treats? Maybe they won't take treats from your hand, or they flee if you try to toss treats to them?  In this video series, I give you tips for making treats more appealing to your fearful dog. 

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Safe Spaces For Fearful Dogs fearful dogs Sep 12, 2022

Do you have a dog who hides under furniture, in a back room, or in a bathroom?  Or barks at visitors or family members? If so, a safe space in your home could improve your dog's quality of life. 

    

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Is Your Dog Bad At Finding Treats On The Ground? fearful dogs Aug 29, 2022

Does your dog struggle to find treats on the ground, even when they're right under their nose?  This week I talked about how to help out dogs who are really bad at finding treats. 

    

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Teaching "Wipe Your Paws"- Hind Paw Edition fearful dogs Aug 22, 2022

If you have a dog who hates having their paws touched, consider training them to wipe their own paws! In the previous blog, I talk about how to start training your dog to wipe their front paws. This week, I focus on training a dog to...

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Teaching "Wipe Your Paws" fearful dogs Aug 08, 2022

Do you have trouble cleaning your dog's paws?  This week I show you how to get started training your dog to wipe their own paws.  

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No-Touch Paw Washing fearful dogs Aug 01, 2022

Do you have a pup who tends to get muddy, but doesn't love having their paws touched?  In this week's video I show you how we trained our dogs to use a foot bath, in order to wash mud off of their paws without touching them.

 

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Easy No-Touch Paw Cleaning fearful dogs Jul 25, 2022

Do you struggle to clean your dog's paws?  Many dogs dislike having their paws touched. If you have a fearful dog, trying to restrain them for paw cleaning could derail any confidence-building you're doing with them. In this week's video...

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Beginning Water Games for Fearful Dogs enrichment fearful dogs Jul 18, 2022

Does your dog avoid water? Or maybe your dog is happy to splash through puddles, but if the water is clean, forget it.  In this week's video I discuss strategies for introducing water-based activities to dogs who don't like water. 

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Bath Alternatives for Fearful Dogs fearful dogs Jul 11, 2022

Does your pup hate baths? If so, you're not alone. Bathing a dog involves a lot of invasive handling, plus water, both of which many dogs find unpleasant. In this week's video I talked about some bath alternatives that might be worth trying with...

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Anti-Anxiety Medications for Foster Dogs fearful dogs Jun 28, 2022

June is Foster a Pet month! So far this month I've talked about skills to teach fearful foster dogs, the benefits of scent work for fearful foster dogs, and what to do when you're fostering a leash-reactive dog. This week, I'm wrapping up...

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Fostering a Leash-Reactive Dog reactive dogs Jun 20, 2022

June is Foster a Pet month, and I'll be talking about foster dog-related topics all month.  This week, I'm talking about what to do if you are fostering a leash-reactive dog (a dog who barks and lunges at things on walks.) 

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Scent Work for Fearful Foster Dogs fearful dogs Jun 13, 2022

June is Foster a Pet month, and I'll be talking about foster dog-related topics all month.  This week, I'm talking about how scent work can be helpful for fearful foster dogs

 

What Is Scent Work? 

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