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Dealing with Aggressive Dogs

I was recently walking a client’s dog when a neighbor’s dog escaped from its owner and ran up to us. Unfortunately, this dog began attacking my client’s dog. As I removed my client’s dog from the situation, the other dog bit me. Though it was a small dog, the bite still produced punctures. Upon relaying […]

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Dog Training Tip: Using a Dog’s Name

Humans use names as identifiers. Dogs, however, don’t understand a name as an identifier so much as they view it as another command. Because dogs see their names as commands, it is important we teach what is expected when we give a dog’s name. A dog’s name is the command for “tune in,” meaning the […]

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Why Board and Train May Not Actually Be The Best Option For Your Dog

I once worked with a client whose dog was displaying aggressive behavior associated with fear. I worked with the client and the dog to start changing his behavior and to build his confidence. Prior to me working with him, the dog had been trained in a board and train setting using a shock collar. He […]