how to create a bad dog

GDA29: How To Create a Bad Dog

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThere are plenty of ways to help your dog learn to live nicely in this very human world of ours, but there are also many ways you can create a four-legged monster without even realizing it. I see a lot of bad behaviors being created by well…

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Teaching your dog to come

GDA28: The One Thing You Need to Teach Your Dog

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThere’s one skill that could save your dog’s life one day, and that’s knowing to come when called. Too many people take recall for granted and only think about it when they need it because their dog is running toward the street. Have a rock solid recall…

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dog bite

GDA27: How to Make Sure Your Dog Never Bites

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedNo one wants a biting dog and nothing is more unsettling than having a dog that is getting grumpy with people. Once your dog is labeled aggressive it’s very hard to change people perception of him, no matter how much training you do. That’s why it’s so…

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How dogs help people

GDA26: How Dogs Help People

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI’m amazed at in how many ways dogs help out the human race. Their ability to connect with us and reach us in ways that no one else can is astounding. Most of the time they aren’t doing anything special – just being dogs. However, by just…

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basic dog obedience tips

GDA25: 17 Tips for Teaching Your Dog Basic Obedience

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedEvery dog should know a few core things and going though the process of teaching your dog basic obedience will bring you closer together and help you develop a happy and successful relationship with your dog. I’m sure you already know how to train your dog to…

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Dog Separation Anxiety

GDA24: How to Help Separation Anxiety

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedNothing pulls at your heartstrings like a dog who’s upset that you leave them. Separation Anxiety is a sad and (too common for my liking) problem that many dogs suffer from. It can be a tricky thing to address because often we are part of the problem.…

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what is clicker training

GDA23: What is Clicker Training and Should You Try It

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOdds are you’ve probably heard of clicker training, but do you know what clicker training really is? Although I don’t regularly use clicker training I have used it very successfully in the past and I know what a powerful tool it can be. Those who use it…

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better dog food

GDA22: Feeding Your Dog The Right Food

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedDo you know what’s in your dog’s food? Is it healthy and really good for your dog? Believe it or not, most commercial dog foods (especially those you find in pet stores or see commercials for on TV) or not the best choices to feed your dog.…

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Dog's life growing stages (from puppy to adulthood)

GDA21: Training Your Dog Throughout All Life Stages

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis past Sunday my poochy pal, Hayley turned 13. It got me thinking about all we’ve been through and how she (and I) have changed over the years. It made me realized just how different every stage of a dog’s life is and how we need to adapt…

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leash walking

GDA20: Teaching Your Dog to Walk on a Leash

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Walking on a leash is not something that just comes naturally to dogs, it’s something that they have to learn – and it’s our job to teach them. There’s lots of different ways to train your dog not to pull on leash and what works best for…

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