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Our Favorite Walking Gear fearful dogs reactive dogs Jan 11, 2022

Is getting exercise part of your dog's New Year's resolution? If you are planning on getting out on more walks, hikes, and adventures with your dog, you might be thinking about purchasing some new walking gear. In this week's video, our team...

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 3: Filing Nails fearful dogs Jan 04, 2022

Have you been working on your dog's nail care? If you can touch your dog's paws, but not file or clip their nails, this week's installment is for you.  In this video I explain how to start filing your dog's nails, if you'd...

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 2: Paw Handling fearful dogs Dec 14, 2021

Is your dog's nail care impossible because you can't touch their paws? In this video I discuss how to train your dog to allow paw handling, so you can file their nails (see our video on nail board training for an...

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 1: Training "Lie on Side" fearful dogs Dec 07, 2021

Are you looking to get more active in your fearful dog's nail care? This week, I discuss what to do if you'd rather file your dog's nails than use a nail board. In this week's video, I continue our nail care series with the first step of...

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Nail Board Training Part 2: More Scratching fearful dogs Nov 30, 2021

This week's video is for you if you've just started training your dog to use a nail board. If you haven't already started this training, check out last week's blog. In this week's video, I continue our nail care series with more advanced nail...

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Nail Board Training For Fearful Dogs fearful dogs Nov 16, 2021

Is nail care a regular struggle for your fearful dog? Are you trying to get them to participate in nail care, but unsure where to start?  In this week's video, I explain how to get started training your dog to file their own nails with a nail...

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Nail Care For Dogs who Can't Be Touched fearful dogs Nov 09, 2021

Do you have a fearful dog who you can't touch? Or maybe you can touch your pup, but they hate having their paws handled?  In this week's video, I describe some ways of keeping dogs' nails from getting out of control, even if you...

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Sleep Training: Getting Your Dog To Sleep Through The Night fearful dogs Nov 02, 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 pup's sleep problems.

 

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Car Training Part 3: On the Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 19, 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 video features more of our dog Pancake's journey , so...

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Car Training Part 2: Loading Up fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 12, 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 features our dog Pancake's training, so you...

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Car Training Part 1: Before You Hit The Road fearful dogs reactive dogs Oct 05, 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 stars in the video again this week- check out what...

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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 video.  Be sure to complete last week's training before...

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