Tag Archives: dog training

What is life like for today’s American dogs?

Sue Sternberg shared some great overall concepts to consider about the life of a modern dog. In the United States, much has changed over the years to effect the daily lives of dogs. From her lecture, “Predicting and Handling Aggression” … Continue reading

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Capturing is an easy way to help your dog identify rewarding behaviors!

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When it comes down to it, the whole point of obedience training is to develop ways to communicate with your dog. If you have clear concise ways of communicating with one another you and your dog are going to be … Continue reading

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Need help from a top notch dog trainer and behaviourist? Check out Dogs Unlimited!

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Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many great dog trainers, especially since I joined the vibrant dog community on Twitter and Facebook. One trainer and behaviourist who I have learned a great deal from and who I … Continue reading

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Do you use grooming wipes for your dog? They’re a must for muddy Labradors!

Quinn the Dog is a Black Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed, but as you can tell by the bevy of photos I’ve posted he’s mostly Lab. Because of this it’s important to not bathe him too frequently, as Labradors need the … Continue reading

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These dogs aren’t displaying dominance or submission silly, they’re enjoying Playtime!

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One of my biggest issues with the application of dominance theories is how easy it is to disprove them and how by disproving them you discover far more logical conclusions. I make sure to test myself and every time I … Continue reading

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Now you can add your own photographs to Thinking Out Dog!

Thanks to my husband Josh’s handy work everyone is now able to add photos to Thinking Out Dog’s photo gallery! Josh works full-time (more than actually!) and is kind enough to squeeze in working on my blog when he has … Continue reading

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What is Quinn the Dog trying to tell us?

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At the end of the day, after evening has set in and dinner has been finished and the dishes put away, Josh, Quinn, and I will head down to the bedroom to relax and hang out, maybe watch some TV … Continue reading

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Part I: What to think about before adopting a dog!

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A few weeks back my friend Joe sent some great questions for discussion: “I was wondering if you might be able to blog about rescuing a dog, and making sure it’s the right match…from the initial and sometimes short-lived interactions … Continue reading

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Curious about my experience with dogs? Here’s my Doggie Resume!

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Whenever I come across a new dog behaviorist, trainer, or enthusiast I’m always curious to learn about their background and experience with dogs. And with trainers I’m particularly curious to see what they’ve read and how they’ve educated themselves, because … Continue reading

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Which obediance cue do you think is the most essential for your dog to know?

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When it comes to pet dogs, the importance of training cannot be overstated. It’s a process that begins on day 1 and continues throughout the life of your dog, of course to greater and lesser degrees depending on the cue. … Continue reading

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