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Yikes! The gate blew open. Where is the dog? A delivery at the front door. Oh no, the dog ran out. Today we're going to talk about threshold training with your dog. This is an important concept and something I teach to all of my dogs when they are young. They are never allowed to move through the front door or the backyard gate without my say so!

 
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What I would like to talk about today is some bad advice that has been perpetually growing in dog training communities. What bad advice? This one: Ignore bad behaviour and it will go away. Try this technique - you may get lucky, but more than likely the bad behaviour you're trying to ignore will remain. It may even get worse.

 
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Today's subject is tough and i'll warn you right now, there really is no definitive answer - only a question of which has more strength: head or heart. Friends just had to say goodbye to their 5 year old dog due to aggressive Cancer. It was a devastating decision to make, but the right one for all involved was to help him peacefully from this world. How did they know? How do any of us know when it's time to let go and say goodbye?

 
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You may not need to read this post. Perhaps you already fully understand the implications of the topic and stand firm on the safe side of the issue. If your opinion lies on the side of complacency or anywhere in the middle, this post is specifically for you and if you are the person I'm appealing to, I hope you will read on with a mind open to learning and making a change in the way you think about and see dogs.

 
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I've come to realize that there are two main types of people who try to train dogs. Those who are determined to blame something external for their lack of success - be it breed: "he's a terrier, when he's hunting, he'll never listen", the individual dog - "he's stubborn - no one could train him!" or the environment and its distractions - "oh, as soon as he sees a squirrel, he goes deaf." Then there are those who rise above the excuses and stereotypes and put in the work necessary. Guess who ends up with a dog who listens and who ends up sounding like a broken record spitting out the same tired excuses?

 
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Winter can be tough to get through some years, but since hibernation is simply not an option for most of us, we have to make the most of it. Winter with a young dog or a dog in training can be even more challenging, but there are lots of great tips on how you can continue to work and train your dog, even when it's too frigid to go outdoors.

 
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Dogs are a bit like potato chips - it can be very hard to have just one! Adding a second dog to the family can be a joy. It's double the fun, but also double the work. There are some unique challenges and common mistakes that come along with adding a second dog to your home. Here are some tips to ensure you aren't making them!

 
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I always recommend tricks... and I mean ALWAYS! Bringing home a baby puppy - start teaching them tricks. Got a dog with focus issues? Work hard on your tricks. Is your dog lacking in his recall? Work those tricks!

 
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There are many things involved in raising a great dog. One of the biggest components is management, especially during the puppy phase. Without proper management, things will likely go wrong in a hurry. Today, I want to discuss what management is and how to use it to your advantage to help create the best possible dog!

 
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The majority of my thinking these days falls in line with that of a dog trainers. There are things that are engrained so deeply now, that it's surprising to me when I hear a different opinion or tactic. I pride myself on having an open mind, but there are definitely beliefs that I hold so strongly to that I can't imagine thinking differently. I remember the days prior to becoming a dog trainer well and there are times I smile at the old me and think, if I'd only known then.