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Your resource for helpful 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.

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To Sniff or Not to Sniff: Does your Dog Follow her Nose?

Dogs love to sniff, right? But how often is the average pet dog actually using its nose in everyday life, and what does sniffing – or not – tell us about a dog’s state of mind? Super sniffers, or do...
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Is He Friendly?

“Is he friendly?” If you own a dog, you’ve been asked this question. If you own a perfectly social dog who enjoys meeting new dogs and new people, you’ve probably never given this question a second thought (or, you’ve felt...
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Aggressive Dog? 5 Steps To Get You Started

It can feel incredibly disheartening, concerning, sad and frustrating all at the same time. Your dog that you’ve had since he was a cute puppy, or the dog you rescued several months ago, is now showing signs of lunging, snapping,...
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Does your city dog have good welfare?

If you’re like most dog owners we meet, you care a LOT about your dog’s happiness and wellbeing. That’s awesome! But do you know for sure if your city dog is living the good life, by her standards? Animal Welfare...
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Training Hack: Jumping Up on Guests

Is your dog an overly excited greeter? Does she LOVE to jump all over you and your guests when you walk through the door? We have great news! There’s a quick, easy, effective, AND dog-friendly solution to your dog’s jumping...
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Check out our new website!

We’re excited to announce that our new website, www.instinctdogtraining.com, is now live! The new site is designed to be easy to use on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, and to effectively highlight our very favorite things about Instinct, including: We...
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