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Safe Space Enrichment for Fearful Dogs (Halloween Edition!) enrichment fearful dogs Oct 31, 2022

You've got your fearful dog home and settled in their safe spacebut they don't seem interested in any of the toys you've provided. How can you get them to start engaging in fun, enriching...

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Training "Take A Treat From My Hand" fearful dogs Oct 24, 2022

Do you have an anxious dog who is reluctant to take treats from your hand?  If your dog is comfortable approaching you and eating next to you, but not yet taking treats from your hand...

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Should I Try To Get My Dog To Take A Treat From My Hand? fearful dogs Oct 17, 2022

We all want our dogs to take treats from us, and most dogs love treats! However, for a fearful dog, taking a treat from a person's hand is no small feat. It is a skill that we can teach our...

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Is Your Shy Dog Afraid To Approach You? fearful dogs Oct 10, 2022

Is your shy dog hesitant to approach you or other family members? In this week's video, I give three tips to help increase your dog's willingness to approach you. 

    

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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