Category Archives: Obedience

The Commandments of Dog Training, Mrs. Alpha Dogs’ Version.

#1, Never train a dog when angry.

I shouldn’t even have to mention this here. It should be a given. It should be right up there with these other, “no-nonsense” rules, but some people still don’t “get it.”

Never hit your dog.
Never leave your dog unattended in a hot car… Continue reading

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Housebreaking 101

Since many of you brought new fur-monsters home for the holidays, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite housebreaking tips. The essentials: Your Time & Attention A good quality Dog Crate / Crate Training An Enzyme based … Continue reading

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Joining the ranks of the single handed. Kerri takes a trip.

I walked out of my front door and stepped directly into the path of a 70 pound, canine locomotive named “High Octane Java.” Continue reading

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Why Dog Trainers Give Commands in Foreign Languages

I  read an article about why many dog trainers give commands in German even if they don’t actually speak the language. I started thinking and it set me off on a quasi verbal adventure of my own.. here’s my round … Continue reading

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Basic Obedience, why it’s important and how a solid “Sit” can save your dogs’ life!

Everyone wants a dog that will obey, but most people don’t have a clue how to get there. It’s relatively simple, BE CONSISTENT. Don’t change the rules on a daily (or in some cases, an hourly basis.) Dogs are incapable … Continue reading

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