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Training the Easy Way – Shaping (3)

Now that we have introduced shaping and talked about how to shape new behaviors in our animals, we are going to spend some time on WHY Beyond the...
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Training the Easy Way – Shaping (2)

If you have been following along our blog, we have been talking about shaping to teach new behaviors! It is one way dog trainers teach obedience skills to...
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Training the Easy Way – Shaping (1)

Did you know that many dog trainers focus on teaching appropriate behaviors? The way they do this is through a procedure called shaping.  B.F. Skinner was a proponent...
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Don’t Delay Crate Training Your Puppy: Follow These Easy Steps Today!

For most puppies, crate training is necessary to help manage their behavior. A crate can be an invaluable tool to help potty train or to prevent unwanted chewing....
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Use Positive Reinforcement to Reduce Your Puppy’s Biting Today!

If you follow our blog, you’re probably caught up on how to reduce inappropriate chewing with your dog. Good news! Much of that applies to another topic, puppy...
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Puppy vs. Your Home: Overcoming Chewing

Shoes, rugs, baseboards, chairs: the list of household items that could fall prey to your puppy could go on forever! Problematic chewing can range in severity from a...
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Potty Training Your Puppy Today: The 4 Components to a Successful Potty Training Program

Potty training your new puppy can be frustrating. Over the past 15 years we’ve developed a potty training program that can be used to potty train any breed...
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Our Top 3 Puppy Training Tips: Take These Easy Steps Today!

Calling all Christmas puppy owners! Want to get started on the right foot with a mess free, stress free home? Begin teaching the fundamentals and prevent common problem...
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What You Should Know About Extreme Anxiety and Fear In Dogs!

What is Extreme Anxiety in Dogs? A happy greeting when you come home or a walk around the neighborhood are just a few things one might envision about...
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Storm Phobia in Dogs: What it is, Why it happens, and How to Eliminate it Today!

Separation anxiety in dogs refers to distress in dogs when they are unable to physically access their owners and, more often, refers to distress when left alone.
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Dog Suffering From Separation Anxiety? Learn Why and Get Relief Now!

1. Causes of separation anxiety in dogs Separation anxiety in dogs refers to distress in dogs when they are unable to physically access their owners and, more often,...
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Is Your Dog Anxious? 6 Signs to Look For & the 4 Types of Dog Anxiety

Having a dog with anxious behavior can be tough to cope with, for both your dog and your entire family. You might feel at a loss when trying...
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