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We've decided to add a new series to the McCann Dogs blog! Each post in this series will start with "How to Safely Teach your Pup to Navigate: _______"

What are we Teaching Today: Stairs!

 
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Some of my favourite posts to write start with "The Truth About...." 

I love helping to clarify some of the common misconceptions that surround dogs and training. Today, let's talk about the game of Tug!   

 
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Some debates are timeless, spanning decades and centuries. One debate where there's no denying the waters run deep is Nature VS Nurture and which might be driving behaviour. Trying to discern the role of both when sharing time and space with beings of the 4-legged variety can be astounding when you take a deep dive. This post will help you identify how to use your dog's nature to strengthen your training efforts and how to give the relationship you share with with your dog a great boost by appealing to those instincts!

 
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Is your pup SWEET as pie when they have a special, valued item? GOOD! Keep reading....

This article is STILL for you!!!

It truly seems like things come in themes in dogdom. I think this is a combination of the ever-evolving role of dogs in our lives and the awareness that society dedicates to a specific theme or problem.

 
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There's not much in the world that's more important than a reliable recall. A dog who comes when called is a dog who can be kept safe in a world full of danger. If you've ever been in a situation where your recall literally saved your dog's life, you'll know exactly what I mean. 

 
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You've heard us say it many times I'm sure: training mode is a hoax! That's because dogs are ALWAYS learning. They don't shut off when the bell rings for recess. Their existence and experiences will mould their behaviour. They are learning ALL of the time!

Does that sound exhausting?

 
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I often use the analogy with my students that training skills in the face of distractions is akin to trying to learn calculus on a roller coaster at Disney World. It would take a very seasoned math whiz to be able to focus on math during SUCH exciting times. The same is true of our dogs. Trying to teach them new skills when they are over-faced with excitement will likely increase the frustration level for you both, but won't likely help them learn what you'd like them to. 

 
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A single dog in the home will act one way. 2 dogs in the home will change things a bit. 3 or more and you're dealing with a whole other set of dogdom rules - this is the point you'll really see a need for management in a multi-dog household! 

The GOOD news is, a bit of foresight and a few key rules can make all the difference when trying to keep the peace. Whether you have 2 dogs or 20, there are some simple ways to ensure it stays wonderful when one is not enough.

 
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Well, it's been a while since I've had time to write and I've missed it very, very much. 

We've been so busy with COVID related concerns, that it's taken a back seat, but I was inspired this morning when answering daily questions in our Puppy Essentials Online Training program. There was a common theme about trying to help puppies overcome noise. Pups were presented with 'the noisy thing' (hair dryer, sander, loud truck, etc.) and frightened by it. 

Then the question of how to acclimate.

 
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I was really hoping NOT to have to write this post, but as I sit here in the same state of shock and confusion as I'm sure most of you are in, it's become painfully obvious that an end to this is not coming in a mere week.... We know we will be avoiding most normal activity for at least another week, and likely more. So, how will this affect your dog?