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  • Bribing

    Have you been Bribing your dog? It’s quite easy to teach your dog to respond only when they see a treat and most people train it without even trying. How is it done? Step 1.  Show your dog you have a treat, ask them to sit and reward them when they do. Step 2.  Without…

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  • Halloween

    It’s a spooky time of year, Halloween can be full of scary and dangerous things for your pup. Chocolate bars, candy, raisins, costumes and visitors It’s not all bad though, Halloween can offer great training opportunities as long as you are prepared.  Be sure to pay close attention to your dog’s body language and to…

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  • Stuffed Food Toys

    How to Stuff a Food Toy Dog’s need a lot of mental enrichment to keep them out of trouble.  Frozen stuffed food puzzles are a great thing for them to direct their attention too. Step 1  Gather your supplies.  You’ll need some of your dog’s kibble, and some extra goodies – you could use canned…

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  • Jumping Up

    Have a kangaroo instead of a dog? One of the most common questions I hear from students is “how do I teach my dog not to jump on people?” Jumping happens most often during excitement and when greeting people. The behaviour is reinforced with young puppies by people talking to them or petting them when…

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  • Boredom Busters

    Boredom Busters To help prevent your dog from developing boredom related behaviours it’s important to give them physical, mental and social enrichment opportunities.  Remember they aren’t able to browse Facebook or do the latest Sudoku puzzle to stay busy. If not given safe and appropriate outlets for their energy your pup may instead chew the…

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  • Socialization

    Socialization

    Early Socialization Early socialization and handling is the first step in helping your puppy become a happy well adjusted dog. Be sure your puppy has many opportunities to explore the world safely to help create positive associations. When you are working with your puppy be sure to keep a close eye on their body language…

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