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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The time for your new puppy to join your family has arrived. Hooray! You’ve purchased a comfy bed, a bunch of toys and thought of a name for your new lil’ buddy. However, if this is your first time adopting a puppy — or it has been a while — you may be wondering what…

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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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