Companion Dog Training

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Is The Problem Companion Dog Owners or Companion Dog Trainers?

I won’t here as it’s a seminar level presentation rather than a casual blog post but I can make a reasonable, strong and scientifically supported argument that very little that currently passes for ‘learning theory’ in companion dog training is based on canine or human behavior in the context of how any higher order social …

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Things to Know About Owning Guarding/Aggression Breeds While They Are Still A Puppy

The Cuteness Trap Specially Recommended for These Readers: Breeders of Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds (as a resource for puppy inquiries and buyers) People Interested in Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Dog Trainers Working with People with Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies Veterinarians with Less Aware Clients That Bring In Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies People …

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2 Finger Rule for Dog Collars

2 Finger Rule – Fact or Fiction Dear John, I have the Wade Collar which my dog trainer, Nancy Johansen, gave us when she helped us with our dog.  We have a 1 year 10 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  As I’m sure you know, he is quite the little puller on the leash.  We …

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Ignore Bad Behaviour and Reward Good Behaviour Dog Training

How about like every mother dog, wolf, ape and human being we just shoot for being ‘All Positive’ almost all the time and end up with fewer frustrated dog owners, euthanized and abandoned dogs, not to mention all those ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ “trained” dogs that end up living for the most part under house arrest because …

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