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More Crate Training Problems! 4.5 Month Black Labrador Retriever X

Was Okay In Crate But Anxious/Fearful And Hates It Now Our dog crated very well after adoption (8 weeks) would voluntarily go to crate at night, would whine when he needed out for a “potty” break. Night time crate in the master bedroom. During the day (whole family home during Covid Quarantine) he never wanted …

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Should A Self-Described Dog ‘Mom’ With Large ‘Fur-Baby’ Experience Take On A Five-Month-Old Cane Corso With An Iffy History?

I have been the Mom of two English Mastiffs going on 13 years. My oldest past away and now I have my baby who is four. Recently a family member obtained a Cane Corso. The pup is now 5 months old, left in a crate most of the day, still not house trained and has …

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Outdoor (Yard Living) Pitbull Doesn’t Like Sidewalks

Pitbulls and Most Other Breeds Don’t “Like” Living In A Yard Their Owners Are Typically Confusing ‘Liking’ With “Accustomed Or More Used To” Breed: Pitbull Gender: Spayed Female (FS) Current Age: 6 months Age When Purchased: 1 Day My dog is an outside dog and she loves being outside, but for some reason, she will …

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Amateur Dog Trainers

Beware The Amateur Companion Puppy and Dog Trainer​

It is a sad reality that with companion dog ownership at its highest, very few companion dog owners (or veterinarians, vet techs, breeders, rescues etc.) have been exposed to companion puppy and dog training associated with legitimately applicable behavior-science. What is being marketed to companion puppy and dog owners (veterinarians, vet techs, breeders, rescues etc.) as ‘science’-based training is almost always at best, loosely based and more often than not, cherry-picked aspects of scientific research that were never intended to be applied in the teaching of companion dog home and outing life-skills. In the controlled settings of an agility ring or obedience ring – yes (to a certain extent). For home and outing life-skills, a hard emphatic NO!

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