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One way dogs communicate is through body language.

One Way Dogs Communicate is Through Body Language Have you ever looked at your dog and thought “Why is he doing that?” or “Hmmm, what is my dog feeling?” One way dogs communicate is through body language. Reading a dog’s body language and accompanying behaviors can provide you with a lot of information about how your dog is feeling and what …

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Why positive reinforcement when training a dog is so important!

Why positive reinforcement when training a dog is so important! I think most of us can agree that the old saying, “you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” is pretty accurate. Positive interactions are what keep us going, filtering out negative ones while focusing on the good things we experience and the ones that are to come. …

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Dominance: In The Dog Training Industry

 Dominance in The Dog Training Industry  The term dominance gets thrown around a lot in the dog training industry. For generations people and trainers alike have attributed many dog behaviors to a dominance structure. Either the dog is dominating or submissive, which has been thought to cause them to act certain ways. However, as we grow in knowledge and experience, professionals …

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 Livestock Guardian Dogs: History and Training Styles 

 Livestock Guardian Dogs: History and Training Styles  Between herding dogs who control the movement of herds, and the livestock guardian dogs who protect herds from invading predators, working dogs have maintained their ancient roots as man’s best friend.  Little known unless you live in an agricultural region, livestock guardian dogs play a major role in the safety of herds even in …

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Applied Behavior Analysis – How is it applied to our pet dogs?

Applied Behavioral Analysis For Dog People Effective, humane dog training and behavior intervention starts with behavior analysis. Dog training is not a recipe that you can replicate over and over. Dogs are individuals, and in order to work with them in a way that teaches them so they can understand, you need to observe each situation from a scientific standpoint. This …

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