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Why Hire A Trainer?

Why Hire A Trainer? As a professional dog trainer, I often get caught up in conversations online and in person where I advise people to find a certified dog trainer. I tend to get a bunch of excuses or “reasons” why that’s not an option.  This actually just happened to me last week on a social media site where an acquaintance …

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Dogs & Generalizing

Dogs & Generalizing You may or may not have heard that dogs are poor at generalizing and that you should practice in all different places.  What exactly does this mean? Generalizing a behavior for your dog means teaching them that a cue means the same thing in any environment or scenario.  For example, “sit” means “put your bottom on the ground” …

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Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet

Dogs and Babies: How the Two Should Meet If you are expecting a new baby, there are plenty of things you can do to make the introduction to your dog easier on all parties involved.  The best time to start working with your dog in preparation for a new baby is as soon as you find out you are expecting a …

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Breed of the Week: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Appearance: The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a small breed that should not exceed 7 lbs and stands approximately 6-7inches at the shoulder.  One of the most distinguishing features of this breed is the long silky coat that is blue and tan in color and is often decorated with bows to keep hair out of the eyes. Most …

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Begging

Begging What is begging? Begging is what we call a dog’s general behavior when they bother their humans during meals or for attention/play.  Why do dogs beg? Because they are not dumb and you have something they want and maybe, just maybe, you have rewarded this behavior in the past accidentally or on purpose. Remember rewarded behavior will be repeated; …

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Hand Targets

Hand Targets If you read the last Perfect Pooch blog (http://perfect-pooch.com/recall-why-most-dogs-dont-really-know-how/) you already know that many dogs do not really know how a recall works or why it’s worth it to come when called.  Hopefully you have been working on this super important behavior and plan to continue working on it for the life of your dog. Remember- if you don’t …

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Breed of the Week: Beagle

Beagle Appearance: The Beagle is bred to be a smaller version of a foxhound and comes in two varieties based on size: 13 inches and 15 inches (dogs between 13-15inches fall into the latter group).  These dogs cannot exceed 15 inches at the shoulder and are most commonly tri-colored with a white “flag” or tip to their tail.  A short …

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Recall – Why Most Dogs Don’t Really Know How

Recall – Why Most Dogs Don’t Really Know How Recall is a fancy word for being able to call your pooch back to you at any time.  This behavior is typically considered one of the most important behaviors a dog living in our society must be able to do. A recall is only as good as its reinforcement history allows it to …

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Breed of the Week: Collie

Collie Appearance:  The Collie stands 22-26 inches at the shoulder and weighs approximately 50-75lbs.  This breed comes in two styles with the only difference being the coat type and length. The Rough Coated Collie has a profuse coat that requires weekly brushing and moderate care.  The Smooth Coated variety has a tight dense coat that lies flat against the body …

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When You’re Done Training, Now What?

When You’re Done Training, Now What? When asked, “Have you started any training with your dog?” many owners report that they have already completed training.  They’ve taken a pet store class or two, or maybe they had a trainer come to the house soon after getting their puppy and now they’re done.  So they say.  When you ask a trainer …

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