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GDA65: Helping Dogs with Anxiety and Fear

My favorite thing to work on is helping dogs with anxiety and fear. I like it because I feel that every day a dog goes through life in an anxious state of mind his quality of life is decreasing, and that makes me sad. Once you help the dog gain confidence his world will open up…

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GDA64: How Breed Influence Behavior and Training

What breed of dog do you have? Have you considered what behavior traits come with that breed and how your dog’s breed can affect how you train them? Most people don’t put that much thought into it and then are shocked when their dog act in certain ways, not realizing that the behaviors are genetically…

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GDA63: Understanding Dog Calming Signals

Dogs are constantly telling everyone around them how they feel and what their intentions are. They live in family groups and really want a life without conflict. To accomplish this they have a large number of signals that they display to communicate that everything is friendly and cool. It’s important for you to recognizing these calming…

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GDA62: Improving Dog Rescue

After working with rescues for a number of years I’ve realized that although people who are involved in dog rescue are very dedicated they can sometimes lack some of the information to really maximize what they do. The problem is that we’re all so busy just doing the day to day stuff to keep the…

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GDA61: Dealing with Leash Reactivity

By far the most common thing people hire me for is dogs that are reactive to other dog while on leash. To us it seems strange that our lovable dog would act so grumpy toward another pooch, but it’s actually quite common. When we put restraints (leash) on our dogs we change natural behavior and introduce…

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GDA60: Dogs with High Prey Drive

Everyone knows about the age old rivalry between cats and dogs and we are usually not surprised when dogs want to chase cats and other small furry animals. Some dogs, however, can live very happily with cats and other little critters without an issue. So why are some dog’s cool with other animals while others…

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GDA59: Dogs Who Don’t Like Being Touched

In this episode we’re going to talk about all those dogs who get a little grumpy about being touched. Whether it’s their ears, back feet, tail or being picked up, for whatever reason they just don’t like it and can get a bit nasty about it. The key is to change the dog’s perception of…

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GDA58: Proper Puppy Socialization

Lack of socialization is an epidemic and one of biggest causes of behavioral issues in adult dogs, and most people have no idea how to properly socialize their new puppies. Combine that with the multitude of misinformation online and from some trusted professionals it’s no surprise that there is so much confusion as to what…

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy & Happy During the Winter

GDA57: Keeping Your Dog Healthy & Happy During the Winter

Winter can be a long and cold season. With temperatures dipping there are lots of concerns and considerations you need to be aware of with your dog. Although some breeds are able to tolerate the extreme cold because they’re really bred for that, not all breeds can endure it. To keep your pets happy during this season, they…

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10 New Years Resolution to Make with Your Dog

GDA56: 10 New Years Resolution to Make with Your Dog

Happy new year everyone! This is the time of year where we all reflect on what we’ve done and plan for the year ahead. We vow to stop some things, while make resolutions to start up some new habits. Just about everyone does this with our personal and professional lives, however we seldom include our…

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