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Understanding The Basic Theory Of Positive Reinforcement

March 9th, 2010

Have you ever observed a rambunctious child in public whose parent keeps yelling “no, no, no” like a broken record? If you’ve watched he situation, you’ve probably noticed that the child usually continues the undesirable behavior until it is picked up or otherwise removed from the situation. The droning or screaming “No’s” don’t seem to […]

Classic Dog Article: Teaching The Inturrupt Command

January 25th, 2010

Today’s classic article teaches the interrupt command. This exercise can be used when your dog is getting into any sort of mischief that you’d rather he avoid, weather it be making a loud ruckus or chewing on the coffee table – this simple command will direct your dog’s focus back to you – all with […]

Classic Dog Article: Coping With A Scardy Pup

January 18th, 2010

Puppies are endlessly curious, but that doesn’t mean they’re always brave! If you notice that your new dog is responding fearfully to an everyday object, there’s a simple, gentle way to handle these occurrences. In today’s classic dog article, you’ll read how to and how NOT help your puppy gain his confidence! Check out: How […]

Classic Dog Article: Teaching Your Dog To Greet Guests

December 21st, 2009

Holidays and guests go hand in hand, but if you have an overexcited dog at home, sometimes the ringing doorbell brings on a feeling of impending chaos! In today’s classic article we’ll discuss some steps you can take to teach your dog (or puppy) how to handle visitors with composure! With a little bit of […]

Classic Dog Article: Teaching Your Dog To “Potty” On Command

October 26th, 2009

With the chilly weather setting in for the season, now is the perfect time to bring back this classic article that teaches you how to get your dog to speed up his or her “business” while you’re outside. Simple steps of positive reinforcement can get you and your pup inside and out of the cold! […]

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