• 4 Steps to Easily Trim Your Dog's Nails - Do-It-Yourself

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    Do you want to trim your dog's nails? “Oh my word, NO!!!!” That was her response when I a student in our Puppy Head Start class if she wanted help with nail trimming. Clearly she was terrified of the process. I asked her why. “My last dog used to fight so hard, we had to muzzle him and eventually had to resort to anaesthetizing him to get his nails trimmed. It was awful!”

  • Do You Have A Stubborn Dog? 5 Easy Steps to Training Any Dog!

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    Fortunately, there's no such thing as a stubborn dog. The act of being "stubborn" is a human construct meaning "determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so." As humans, we tend to project our own emotions and feelings on animals.

  • 6 Ways to Teach a Dog NOT to Come When Called

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    There are many ways to successfully train a dog to come when called. The method you choose is dependent on your training philosophy and style. Unfortunately, there are an equal or greater number of ways to teach a dog NOT to come. People can quickly sour their dogs to coming when called. Here are 6 of the most common errors we see.

  • A Profile on Breed Profiling: Why a Breed Ban Is Not The Answer

    Why a breed ban is not the answer with McCann Professional Dog Trainers
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    Today we are going to take on the controversial topic of a breed ban. We are bringing it forward because it is crucial that we collectively come up with a solution to this problem. It's imperative that we find our solution based on fact and not 'media hype' or 'fear mongering'. Recently, Montreal tried to pass a breed ban against Pit Bulls following a devastating attack

  • When Is the Best Time of Day to Train Your Dog?

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    Why is all the time a good time to train your dog? How is that possible?

  • No Door Crashers! Another Simple Way to Teach Your Dog Good Manners

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    The secret to a well behaved dog is not long, drawn-out training sessions. It's using your day-to-day life and habits to consistently teach good skills and manners. We talk a lot about manners.

  • Tips to Keep Your Senior Dogs Happy & Healthy

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    Despite the well known adage, old dogs LOVE to learn new tricks! In fact, dogs of all ages love the mental and physical stimulation that training can bring.

  • Holiday Dangers ALL Dog Owners Need to Know About

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    Holidays should be a magical time for all. Don’t ruin your holiday with a trip to the Emergency Vet – be aware of a few Christmas dangers and keep everyone in your family safe this holiday season.

    Things to be aware of:

  • 6 Totally Cheesy, but Awesome Ways to Include Your Dog in Christmas

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    Christmas is a blast for most family members, but where does the dog fit in? We don't want to leave them out of the fun! Here are some ideas to include your dog in All of the festivities:

  • 7 Everyday Household Dangers for Dogs

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    We all know that poisons can be damaging to dogs, but there are several everyday household items that can be dangerous and even toxic to dogs. 

    There are 7 in particular that we want to concentrate on. We've put together a video with specific details and reasons why.

  • How to Keep a Good Dog Down - Keeping a Dog Happy When they can't Exercise

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    Reggie is an 8 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. He's a busy boy who lives to work, play and retrieve. If he doesn't get daily mental stimulation, he can be quite the pest, despite being a very well-trained dog. So, recently, when he had to go in for surgery

  • Don't Pee on That! How to Stop Dog Marking Behaviours

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    Dogs are dogs and most use their urine as a messaging system. Peeing on things is their way of sending a "Rover was here" message to the world. Marking is a predominantly male behaviour, however it is not limited to males.

  • NEVER Play Tug? We Disagree.... 3 Rules to Make Tug a Great Game

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    We've all heard it: never play tug with your dog! It will make them mean. It will make them aggressive. It will make them think they can control you and that they're in charge. WE DISAGREE!

  • Should You Socialize That Puppy?

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    We believe strongly in positive associations when it comes to socialization. It's a very important part of early development with a puppy. Once the breeder waves goodbye to a pup and you start your travels home, it's up to you to be creative and find as many positive and novel situations as possible to expose your pup to.

  • Why You MUST Obey Leash Laws

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    This week's post is born from frustration. Hopefully, you'll stick with me through it.

    First, a bit of background.

  • How to Stop Counter Surfing

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    That dreaded moment when you enter the kitchen to see that the roast is gone and the dog is licking his chops! UGH! How do you fix this? Well, first, DO NOT discipline the dog. It's not his fault, just his win, and once it's over, it's over. Correcting the dog at this point, even if they look incredibly guilty, will do nothing but damage your relationship.

  • Make a Great Mind Game Toy for your Dog for under $10!

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    Today, we are going to make a dog toy and it's going to cost less than $10 to do.

    When Reggie had his hernia surgeries,

  • I Never Said I Liked You! The Magic of Relationship in Dogs and Training

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    With some dogs, it all seems easy, as if they were born to love you. Put on the earth with the sole purpose of being yours entirely and doing whatever you ask them to do. That was my Tyler. He was mine from 4 weeks of age. I would visit him at his breeder's home and everything else in the room became nonexistent.

  • 10 Things to Socialize a Puppy To

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    I have plans in the works for a new Toller puppy in the Spring and I started thinking about my socialization opportunities and making a list. There are so many things that we should expose young puppies to in a positive manner

  • Think You Shouldn't Teach Your Dog To Sit?

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    In most things, there are well meaning people who give bad advice. Dog training is far from exempt. We hear misguided suggestions all of the time. Things like:

  • Why Kids are NOT Dogs....

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    Right! So I probably got your attention with that title. Do you think it's silly that I would suggest a child was not like a dog? Seems like an obvious statement, doesn't it? What if the title read, "Why Dogs are NOT Kids." Does that ring as strangely?

  • To Do List for You and Your New Puppy

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    I'm eagerly counting the days until my newest family member comes home! It's been a while since my last puppy, so I'm constantly going over the things I need to get done for my new boy's arrival. It was Spa-Sunday at my house yesterday, which means all of my dogs get a light grooming and toenail trim.

  • Should You Let Your Dog on the Furniture?

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    This is a commonly asked question for us and like most things in dog training, there is no, "one-size-fits-all" answer. Black and white is a rarity in the dog training world, so we try not to choose definitive sides on most issues. Really, we like to examine each individual situation and assess the dog's level of respect and understanding for the rules of the house.

  • Crucial Tips for Dog Safe Car Travel

    Tips for dog safe car travel with McCann Professional Dog Trainers
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    On the day of a car accident, nobody expects it to happen. It jumps out at us out of the blue, but we hope we have all necessary precautions in place. We Insure our vehicles in case of an incident. We get into a car equipped with airbags and buckle our seat belts.