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Positive Methods Dog Training

As a dog trainer, there is nothing more rewarding than working with a client and their dog and seeing the light bulb go off in their head!  Ah-ha! I need to learn to speak dog!  It’s just this that I teach you, how to speak to your dog in a way they actually understand. LEARN […]

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Dog Behavior

Dog is not only man’s best friend, he is also the oldest. Dogs were the first animals ever to be domesticated, and have been living in human societies for over 10,000 years. The dogs we know and love today most likely diverged some 40,000 years ago from an extinct wolf-like creature. We have selectively bred […]

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Cat Behavior

Cat Behavior Cats are considered illusive and mysterious animals. However, if you pay a little attention they are ready to reveal all the mysteries. They are sociable animals that have plenty to offer to humans. Felis Catus is the Latin name of your feline friend. The domestic or feral cat is a small carnivorous mammal […]

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the furry family coach

Positive Methods Dog Training

As a dog trainer, there is nothing more rewarding than working with a client and their dog and seeing the light bulb go off in their head!  Ah-ha! I need to learn to speak dog!  It’s just this that I teach you, how to speak to your dog in a way they actually understand. LEARN […]

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Latest Posts

Foodie Friday: What’s In Your Dog’s Kibble?

May 31, 2018 | No Comments

🐶💜 Last Foodie Friday we started simple, with a video about the pros and cons of kibble.   This Foodie Friday we are going to step it up a notch. 🙌🏻   What exactly IS in the kibble you feed your pet?   Now, I start of this video asking a few very crazy questions […]

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Is Your Dog Stubborn?

May 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

Do you think that you have a “stubborn” dog? So, I hear it all the time. And recently I was speaking privately with a group member ( http://bit.ly/2qUNTZB ) who said that 2 trainers have already told her that her dog is just stubborn and needed a choke collar. Oh lawdy! Does that ever get […]

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What Do You Feed Your Dog (And Why a Trainer Cares)

May 31, 2018 | No Comments

🌟 FOODIE FRIDAY 🌟 One thing most people put on auto pilot is their dog’s food…. and it is so important that we STOP doing this! The #1 thing we all can do to have a happy, healthy dog is to feed them a biologically appropriate species specific diet. To be your best physically and […]

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Does Your Dog Beg?

May 31, 2018 | No Comments

Does Your Dog Beg For Food? Begging is a common issue with dogs, but it is important to stop the behavior … not necessarily because it’s going to be a problem but because it can lead to other behavior problems. If you have a new dog and want to avoid begging in the future, simply […]

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How To Introduce Your Dog To New People

May 23, 2018 | No Comments

For some dogs, meeting new people can be scary. We don’t always know what has happened in a dog’s life that could lead them to be wary of new people, but one things for sure … we need to be the ones to check out a stranger first and let our dog know that they […]

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My Dog’s Highest Value Dog Treat

May 22, 2018 | No Comments

🌟My dog’s all time favorite, hands-down she will take these over anything else, highest value treat is ….. CHICKEN HEARTS! 🌟 I get them freeze dried from Vital Essentials ( https://amzn.to/2IyIDBp ) But I thought … HEY! Why not make them at home?! So I did … I tried them plain and I tried them […]

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Loose Leash Walking

May 20, 2018 | No Comments

🐾 Walking On A Leash 🐾 One of the biggest issues people have is with walking their dog on a leash. Whether it be that your dog is just waling way too fast and pulling on the leash, or if your dog is actually leash reactive, it’s a problem. Leash reactivity occurs because your dog […]

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Should I Discipline My Dog?

May 20, 2018 | No Comments

One thing I hear so often is that people use different forms of discipline with their dogs … and as a positive dog trainer, I cringe on the inside and offer alternatives to their punishment that when deployed work so much better at changing their dog’s behavior.So, if you don’t discipline, then what do you […]

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Playing With Your Dog – Tug of War

May 20, 2018 | No Comments

🐶💜Playing with your dog – Tug! 💜🐶 Download Top 10 Stress Triggers in Dogs & How to Avoid Them here >> hhttp://bit.ly/dogtrigger We talk about playing with our dogs a lot ’round here … and for good reason! Playing with your dog is great for bonding, as well as giving your dog both the mental […]

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How To Help A Shy Dog

May 20, 2018 | No Comments

Do You Have A Shy Dog? There are lots of reasons why dogs can become shy, most of them are unpleasant. Download How To Spot & Avoid Stress Triggers In Your Dog >>> http://bit.ly/dogtrigger It could be that they were improperly socialized as a puppy, or maybe they were relinquished to a shelter, or worse […]

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​Simple Steps to Train Your Dog

                   Using Positive Methods​

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