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How to teach your dog Polite Greeting


It’s happened to all of us: You’re on a relaxing walk with your furry companion, and suddenly, it’s as if you’ve unleashed a friendly but overly enthusiastic dragon on innocent passersby. If your dog’s idea of a polite greeting involves a full-on Olympic sprint and a tackle, it’s time for a change. By the end … Read more

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Teaching Your Dog Heeling with Turns and Changes of Pace

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Walking your dog shouldn’t feel like you’re being dragged through the trenches, yet here we are, arm outstretched, trying not to trip over our four-legged drill sergeants. Remember, your walk in the park shouldn’t feel like a walk of shame. By the end of this post, you’ll have grasped the essentials of teaching your dog … Read more

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Agility and Obstacle Courses Training for Your Dog

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Sometimes, the biggest obstacle isn’t the course itself, but not knowing where to start. Welcome to the ultimate guide on turning your backyard into a fun, engaging agility course that both you and your furry friend will love. This post promises you a straightforward, step-by-step approach to designing, understanding, and training for agility courses right … Read more

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Teaching Dog Command ‘Gentle’ for when they’re around kids

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Imagine your dog and your little one playing together — heartwarming, right? Until Fido forgets his own strength and things get a bit too rough. Your dog’s enthusiasm, while adorable, can be a tad overwhelming for the little humans in your life. This blog post promises to guide you through teaching your furry friend the … Read more

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Teaching Your Dog to Stay + Extended Stay: A Proven Method

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If you’ve ever found yourself repeating “stay… stay… stay…” to your dog only to have them follow you like a shadow the moment you take a step, you’re not alone. Training your dog to stay is a fundamental command, yet it can feel like teaching a toddler to enjoy quiet time. By the end of … Read more

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How to Teach a Dog to ‘Back Up’ (simple steps)

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Sometimes, trying to get your dog to understand the simplest commands feels like asking them to solve a Rubik’s Cube—both amusing and slightly frustrating. But what if backing up could be the next trick up their sleeve? By the end of this blog post, you’ll have a clear and concise grasp on teaching your dog … Read more

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Teaching Dog Commands: Focus or Watch Me

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Anyone with a dog knows the special kind of chaos that ensues when trying to capture their furry friend’s attention. Picture this: a squirrel dashes past and your dog’s eyes light up, ready to launch into space faster than you can say “sit”. That’s where the magic of the “Focus” or “Watch Me” command steps … Read more

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How to Teach Your Dog Emergency Recall

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Imagine this: you’re at the park, your dog spots a squirrel, and it’s as if you’ve suddenly become invisible. Heart pounding, you wish you had a magic word to bring them back safely. That magic is called Emergency Recall, and guess what? It’s not as elusive as you might think. By the end of this … Read more