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Your resource for dog training, behavior therapy, and canine behavioral health articles, videos, and quick tips, from our team of certified dog trainers, behavior consultants, and veterinary behaviorists.

Are You Feeling Discouraged About Your Dog’s Behavior & Training Journey?

A simple and sustainable mindset shift that can help you stay motivated along your dog’s behavior & training journey.
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Is Your Dog Overexcited When You Come Home?

How to help dogs who get really worked up when their owner returns home - whether that overexcitement shows up as jumping, barking, peeing, zooming around the house, or all of the above!
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5 Behavior Changes That Indicate Medical Issue

5 behavioral changes in dogs that can sometimes be connected to an underlying medical issue. We also discuss how to prepare for and navigate veterinary visits to help your veterinarian provide you and your pup with optimal care.
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How Long Do I Have to Use Food to Reward My Dog?

Discussing the answer to one of our most common questions, “Am I always going to have to use food rewards to get my dog to listen to me?”
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Does Your Dog’s Barking REALLY Annoy You?

Exploring the science of barking—more specifically, we’re taking a look at why certain types of barks are more likely to annoy us than others.
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Is Your Dog Really “High Energy”

How to recognize whether your dog’s go-go-go behavior is really due to higher-than-average energy needs, or if it’s a sign of underlying anxiety or hyper-arousal issues. (and if so, what you can do to help).
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