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Recall Can Be Challenging to TrainTeaching your dog to come when you call them (the professionals call this “recall”) can be very challenging. The world is full of exciting smells and sounds which can be very distracting to dogs! Redirecting your dog’s attention from distractions takes consistency, patience, and dedication. Training your dog to have…

Dogs mainly use body language to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Dogs use “calming signals” (also referred to as “stress signals” or “displacement behaviors”) to calm themselves, others, and help diffuse situations. Many of these signals naturally go unnoticed as most people don’t know how to identify and interpret them. With a little bit of help…

Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques Positive reinforcement training makes learning fun for dogs and can be easily practiced from home! Keep in mind that timing is everything – the reward your dog receives for practicing a desired behavior must be given immediately. Delaying rewards will lead to confusion and slowed learning. Remember to find what motivates your dog and…

Resource Guarding Although it can be scary, resource guarding among dogs is an inherent and natural behavior. It’s important to note that resource guarding holds an evolutionary significance. For thousands of years, prior to domestication, dogs needed to guard their food sources from other scavengers in order to survive. Although most domesticated dogs don’t have to…

What is Barrier Frustration? The term “barrier frustration” refers to the excitement, agitation, and anxiety a dog experiences when prevented from reaching something that they desire. This could be a toy, treat, another dog, or a person. The “barrier” is whatever is holding the dog back from the thing they want to get to. Common…

Stress is a commonly used term to describe mental strain or anxiety. When humans experience stress, we tend to engage in activities to help alleviate that stress – and so do dogs! Did you know your dog can become stressed and anxious too? Knowing the behaviors and body language that dogs display when stressed (also known…

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