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Category: Dog Training Tips

June 8, 2022
Common Dog Training Vocabulary

Understanding Important Words Involved with Training Your Dog Dogs can typically learn and understand 160 – 200 words. When training your dog, you should first concentrate on essential commands such as sit, down, stay, come, etc. However, there is so much more that you need to understand to be able to provide the best support […]

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May 30, 2022
Common Dog Training Mistakes

What To Avoid When Training Your Dog We have something to tell you: If you have interacted with a dog before, you have trained one. What do we mean by this? Well, have you ever pet a dog to calm them down when they are excited? Have you given a friend’s dog food off your […]

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January 7, 2022
How to Train an Older Dog

Can An Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Perhaps you just brought home a rescue dog or inherited a family member’s dog. Maybe, you’ve neglected training and are only now taking the time to properly engage. Regardless of the reasons, the question is, can you train an older dog and how to go about doing so. […]

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December 7, 2021
How To Deal with an Overprotective Dog

Is Your Dog Possessive of You & Acts Out? Most likely, you are going to be around other people and pets throughout the life of your dog. A protective and possessive dog can be a hindrance on enjoying your life to its fullest and make bringing your dog places difficult. If your dog acts out […]

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November 22, 2021
High Value Rewards for Dog Training

What You Use Matters When you are training your dog, you need to keep them motivated and, most importantly, interested in what you are trying to teach them. This is where high value rewards come into play when implementing positive reinforcement. A dog performs a positive behaviour and is rewarded with a treat for doing […]

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November 17, 2021
Simple & Practical Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Commands That Help in More Ways Than One Once you have mastered the basic commands with your dog (sit, stay, come, place, heel etc), you may want to have some more fun with your training and introduce tricks. This is a great idea as it can strengthen the bond between you and your pet while […]

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November 8, 2021
Proper Leash Training

Teach Your Dog to Walk on Leash Walking on leash is a basic skill every dog should harness (pun intended). You should start training your dog to walk on leash as early as possible. The earlier the better because it gives less opportunity to build poor habits. That said, not every dog that needs to […]

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October 27, 2021
All Positive Dog Training Isn’t Ideal

Why Balanced Dog Training is the Best Approach At ITK9 we use a Balanced Dog Training approach and are very transparent in how we achieve such great results with our clients. Below we attempt to set the record straight on why all positive training doesn’t work best for most dogs and why a balanced approach […]

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October 20, 2021
Cheap Dog Training Programs

Looking For Affordable Dog Training? It’s tempting to find the least expensive option when you are searching for a product or service. In our experience, dog owners share the same sentiment when searching for a trainer. On average, our clients have seen 3 trainers before they come to us. So, it needs to be asked […]

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