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Do Dogs Respond to Positive Reinforcement?

Training a new puppy is something that is very challenging, but so rewarding when that puppy starts showing that it is learning what you are showing them. Even the most experienced dog trainers and owners will say that it is a challenge, and you will probably hear about many different ways to train your dog. […]

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How to Train an Aggressive Dog

Is it possible to train an aggressive dog and turn it into a loving pet that you can trust around people and other animals? Yes, it is possible. Sure, it takes a lot of hard work, but that work can end up being incredibly rewarding when you are left with a loving family pet that […]

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Easy Commands to Teach a Dog

So, you just got a new dog and they do not know a single command. Obviously you want to teach them some commands, but you also want to start off easy. So, let’s talk about four easy commands to teach your dog, that don’t take too much effort and should be relatively easy to master. […]

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How to Leash Train Your Dog

Getting a dog to walk properly on a leash can be a real challenge, especially for new dog owners, but it’s definitely doable. How to leash train your dog as fast and easy as possible is what we are going to discuss in this article. Develop a Reward System Perhaps the most important thing that […]

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What Interactive Games Can I Play With My Dog?

Interactive games are really great, and this applies to dogs just as it does for humans. Interactive games and toys are beneficial in a number of ways. When it comes to dogs, they help to exercise both their brains and bodies, they keep their brains sharp and can help prevent age-related mental illnesses, and they […]

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House Training an Older Dog Without a Crate

Generally speaking, you will house train a dog when they are still a puppy. However, sometimes this just does not happen. If you get the dog as a puppy, then yes, it should be done as a puppy, but you may purchase or receive an older dog, maybe from a neighbor or a shelter, and […]

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Benefits of Interactive Dog Toys

Toys are of course fun, both for humans and dogs alike; there is simply no denying that. However, there are different types of toys out there. Some are great for destroying and ripping apart, some for throwing and fetching, and others for stimulating the brain and providing a bit of a challenge. There is a […]

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What to Look For in a Dog Treat Training Pouch

A dog treat pouch can be very helpful during training, especially when used with other training accessories, such as a clicker. Training treat pouches can also be very handy during regular walks, as many of them feature waste bag dispensers. Likewise, many bags and pouches can accommodate the owner’s belongings and dog toys and additional […]

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Training Your Dog to Respond to Their Name

Training your dog to respond to their name is a core lesson which every canine needs to learn. By identifying to their name, a dog places itself within its social hierarchy. This clears away confusion within the home and gives your dog a lot more freedom than an unnamed, untrained animal. Puppies and adopted elders […]

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Positive Reinforcement vs. Alpha Dog Training

The debate between which method is better for training a dog is always heated. Positive reinforcement has proven results with benefits far extending anything that can be measured. Owners and advocates of positive reinforcement over dominance-based training all attest to the intense emotional connection that is strengthened. However, the gradual bonding and building of positive […]

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