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The Benefits of Successful Obedience Training for a Puppy

The Benefits of Successful Obedience Training for a Puppy

Successful dog training starts at the very beginning. Like children, puppies require rules and reinforcement to learn positive and negative behaviors. They need to understand their role in the family and learn the right ways to interact with people and other pups. Starting obedience training at a young age ensures a puppy grows up with… Continue Reading

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Continue Reading

What’s in a Dog Breed? Science Offers an Answer

What’s in a Dog Breed? Science Offers an Answer

There are many breeds that a dog trainer may work with throughout his or her career, some similar in some ways, and others vastly different. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that a new “tree of breeds” that maps the origins of almost all dog breeds can show us the relation between two seemingly… Continue Reading

Dogs are NOT Robots!

Sometimes people need to be reminded that dogs are NOT robots.  They are living, moving, breathing, active and reactive beings.  Humans cannot merely “push a button” and expect the dog to “perform.”  There is much more involved in dog training. As a living, thinking individual, a dog must be motivated, encouraged, instructed, and conditioned to… Continue Reading

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