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Why I Use Positive Training Techniques

It seems that dog owners and trainers are constantly discussing the correct training methods for mans’ best friend. Will one method work with all dogs? Should you use the same technique with all dogs? Can you really train using “all positive”? What about correction collars? In my experience, learning consists of consequences. There are good […]

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Giving Commands Appropriately

For the past four weeks I have been suffering from inflamed vocal cords which means my ability to talk has diminished quite a bit. When I do speak, I must do it softer and with less volume. This has truly been an eye opener for me as I have found much frustration trying to communicate […]

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Teaching Commands

Everyone wants a dog that will respond to commands. However, by focusing too much on command-based training, we don’t teach the most important foundational skills of self-control and problem solving. Without those skills, we don’t teach him to think for himself. When the foundation has been laid, we can begin to add commands. Commands are […]