The other day I visited the home of an Instagram phenom Harrison Ford (@HarrisonFordBulldog) and his newest housemate, Norman Peanut. There were some issues between adult dog and puppy, and they were looking for some guidance to help them get along. In this post, I share what I taught them and also have some tips…

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I train dogs and puppies (and parrots and other animals) and teach others how to train their pets using positive reinforcement. That means teaching behaviors by building contingencies between those behaviors with consequences the learner values. And food is the most common form or positive reinforcement used in teaching new behaviors. Small pieces packed with…

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When you have a little dog that takes anti-anxiety medication and has a fear of many large dogs, you tend to be careful about where and how you walk him. At least I am. Last week we had a very scary incident that could have led to dog aggression just as we were finishing a…

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I see children all of the time who love having a dog a part of their family. I also see many dogs that are uncomfortable and often do not feel safe around kids. That is why I think it is so important to teach kids that part of being a good dog friend is understanding…

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