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Sleep Training: Getting Your Dog To Sleep Through The Night fearful dogs Nov 01, 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...

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Pre-Walk Activities To Decrease Reactive Behavior reactive dogs Oct 25, 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...

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Car Training Part 3: On the Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 18, 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...

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Car Training Part 2: Loading Up fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 11, 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...

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Car Training Part 1: Before You Hit The Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 04, 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...

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Mat Training: Adding Distractions fearful dogs reactive dogs Sep 27, 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 14, 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 30, 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 24, 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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