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March 17, 2021
How To Train a Non-Food Motivated Dog

Training Without Treats Although many owners and trainers prefer to use treats there are many other ways to train your dog without the use of treats. Sometimes a dog is just not food motivated! Therefore, its important not to be one dimensional in your training. Having a solid understanding of many different motivational techniques is […]

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March 8, 2021
How Dog Training Works

Teaching A Dog Proper Behaviour Classical Conditioning Classical conditioning is when a dog associates an involuntary response to a stimulus. For example if I said the word “yes” and followed with a treat, after many repetitions eventually as soon as I say “yes” the dog would start to salivate. The stimulus is the word “yes” […]

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March 1, 2021
How to Properly Use Treats in Training

Establishing Treats as a Reward Before we start teaching behaviours like “sit”, “down” or “come” we start by building a communication system through the use of verbal markers. We like to use the word “yes” to mark a behaviour and then follow with a treat. When charging the mark we say “yes” and then deliver […]

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February 26, 2021
Dogs are Different & So is Their Training

Each Dog Requires A Different Approach The approach we take with every dog is with an open mind. No dog is ever the same, meaning the approach to each individual dog must be different. It is important to always read each individual dog as they present themselves in each moment. Without an open mind and […]

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February 18, 2021
Are You 100% Dedicated To Train Your Dog

Importance of Dog Training for Behaviour Modification If you are struggling with any behavior modification such as reactivity, anxiety, insecurity, any form of aggression, etc. you are in for a journey, even after professional training. The success of all of these issues first comes from our Dog training classes- teaching the necessary skills, and changing […]

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February 8, 2021
Comparing Dog Boarding Options

If you are heading out of town you’ll need to find a safe place to board your dog. Finding one can be a stressful process. You need to vet any kennel thoroughly, even one that’s been recommended. After all, making sure your dog is well attended to when you have to leave him or her […]

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February 2, 2021
Bad Behaviour Doesn’t Go Away With Procrastination

Behavior doesn’t go away with procrastination!!!! It just takes longer to improve which means more money and time. There are so many benefits to training your dog right now such as establishing a proper communication system and building a balanced relationship. Without communication, what do you really have? Being able to understand what your dog […]

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January 25, 2021
You Get What You Pet

Too much unearned affection or affection given at the wrong time gives control to your dog and rewards behaviour we don’t want. The behaviour we reward will become more frequent and intense with time.. Be mindful of when you give affection to your dog. Although it feels good to us you may be creating a […]

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January 18, 2021
Understanding Dog Mental Stimulation

You must challenge your dog not only physically but mentally as well. Only exercising your dog physically will create more problems. You are essentially building an athlete that needs more and more exercise to become tired. You need to exercise your dog's body AND mind. Training your dog's mind is what really allows them to […]

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