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Teaching “Let’s go!” for Reactive Dogs (Part 1) reactive dogs Jul 13, 2020

If you have a dog who goes crazy around other dogs, chances are you’ve started to run the other way when you see dogs out on walks. Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of having to drag your dog, he would happily run away with...

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Sometimes not including your dog is the kindest option fearful dogs Jul 05, 2020

You love your dog, and want to include her in as many of your activities as possible. But when your dog barks and growls at visitors, having friends or family over can be stressful for both of you.  What can you do so you both have a better...

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Introducing Food Puzzles to Your Fearful Dog fearful dogs Jun 29, 2020

Fearful dogs can be highly suspicious of novel objects, and of anything that makes noise or moves unexpectedly. Unfortunately, many food puzzle toys check all of these boxes.

 

Does that mean your fearful dog can’t benefit from food...

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What to do when your dog is lunging and barking at another dog? reactive dogs Jun 21, 2020

When working with a reactive dog, you try your very best to avoid close encounters with other dogs on walks. But, you know what they say about the best laid-plans.  No matter how careful you are, at some point you’ll find...

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Should I stay or should I go? puppies reactive dogs Jun 08, 2020

When to train your reactive or fearful dog, and when to bail out. 

 Training a reactive dog is can be frustrating.  What if he won’t take food?  Why isn’t he getting better?

A worried dog is usually less motivated by...

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Does your dog really like being petted? enrichment fearful dogs reactive dogs May 25, 2020

Most of us assume that dogs like petting.  But how do we know? 


Dogs are individuals just like people are. Some love cuddling, and some don’t.  And even the cuddliest dogs don’t want to be touched all the...

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