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We Got Charged by Dogs

If you have been charged by off-leash dogs, it’s probably only a matter of time. If you have been, then you know how difficult it

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Laying Bricks

There is an author I follow on Instagram. His name is James Clear and he wrote a fantastic book I encourage you to read called

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Running And Socializing Your Puppy

I’ve been using the “Clubhouse” app lately, and I’ve been having conversations with Veterinarians and other dog trainers.  I asked two questions recently to gain

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Please, let them sniff.

I had a consultation this evening where I met a great family, and they weren’t really having a lot of problems with the dog but

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“Go say hi.”

I learned something from another dog trainer recently that I found fascinating.  There’s a command called “go say hi.”  What they do is bring the

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Why Hard Dogs Need Discipline

I was working with a German Shepherd, about 9 months old.  He’s been through training with me and learned some things, but unfortunately, he’s learned

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The Utility Of Silent Signals
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The Utility Of Silent Signals

I’m always playing around with things and trying to figure out if there’s a way to improve what I’m currently doing.  One thing I want to

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Talking Yourself Into Irrelevance
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Talking Yourself Into Irrelevance

There’s this thing in dog training I don’t think I’ve ever explained before. It’s called “learned irrelevance.” That means, when you have a particular cue

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Don't Pet My Dog
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Don’t Pet My Dog

Over the years, even in just the last few days, I’ve seen videos on the internet of dogs biting people.  There always seems to be

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What-is-opposition-reflex
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What is Opposition Reflex?

Howdy friends! It’s Al the Dog Trainer and welcome to Al’s dog training tips. Today’s date is Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, and today I want

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Reward Placement

Howdy friends! It’s Al the Dog Trainer. Welcome to Al’s Dog Training Tips! Today’s topic is “reward placement.” So each and every Sunday, I go

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Did You Make It Too Safe?

Howdy friends! It’s Al the Dog Trainer, welcome to Al’s Dog Training Tips.  The topic today is, “did you make it too safe?” I got

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What are you feeding?

Howdy friends! It’s Al the Dog Trainer! Welcome to Al’s Dog Training Tips. Today’s date is Thursday, January 14th, 2021. The topic I’ve chosen for

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