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Dog Training – Brushing Teeth

Dog Training – Brushing Teeth

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DOG NAIL TRIMMING

NAIL TRIMMING WITH CHASE

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PLAY BITING

PLAY BITING Play Biting A young puppy plays with his littermates by wrestling and nipping. If he nips too hard, his siblings will yelp and walk away. If the puppy nips Mom too hard, she will either get up and … Continue reading

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Changes In Aging Dogs

Time Flies For thousands of years, dogs have been selectively bred to be in tune with our emotions, actions, and words.  Because they are like us in so many ways, it is easy to mistakenly attribute human motivations and feelings … Continue reading

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HOUSE-TRAINING YOUR GSP

    Housetraining Your GSP: Common Myths and Misconceptions   Indoor accidents are an inevitable part of raising a puppy or rescuing a dog.  I am currently going through this with my own puppy, and it is not fun.  But … Continue reading

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MEALTIME FUN

Mealtime Fun How did your feed your dog today?  If your GSP is anything like my Chase, he practically inhales his food at mealtime as though he is starving, then a short time later is begging for more.  What a … Continue reading

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GSP- CHASE GETS A NEW SISTER

Chase Gets a Sister! Sorry I missed posting last month, and I am late this month. I am once again a new mom. No, not to a human baby, but to a 14 week old puppy named Minnie that I … Continue reading

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CHASE AND THE MAGIC BULLET

CHASE AND THE MAGIC BULLET When it comes to training, many of us think about teaching our dogs to obey by rewarding good behavior.  But there is another, more primal form of learning called classical conditioning.  Classical conditioning occurs when … Continue reading

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DOG TRAINING- CORRECTIONS, REPRIMANDS, AND PUNISHMENTS

                    Corrections, Reprimands and Punishment What is Punishment? The psychological definition of punishment is an unpleasant event that follows a behavior which results in decreasing that behavior in the future. If the … Continue reading

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Dogs – STUPID, STUBBORN OR SMART?

  Dogs – Stupid, Stubborn, or Smart? This month’s post isn’t about any specific training advice.   Rather, it is a musing on something that I hear from just about every dog owner that I talk to.  Many are quick to tell … Continue reading

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