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Displacement Behavior in Dogs

There are a few common ways that dogs act when they’re experiencing discomfort or stress. Self-grooming is one such behavior. This is when a dog licks or bites itself too much. Dogs may also yawn, scratch, or shake off as a way to distract themselves from their feelings. Another common displacement behavior is sniffing the ground…

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How to Teach a Dog to Come

If you’ve recently brought home a puppy or rescued a dog from a shelter, then you’re likely ready to work on basic obedience training. One of the most important skills you can teach your dog is to come when called. This skill is crucial as it can be life-saving. For example, if your dog were to…

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How Often Should I Train My Dog?

Whether you have just adopted your first puppy or are a long-time dog owner, you may be feeling a little confused about how often you should train your dog. This is because you’ll see different answers from different trainers, and most classes you can take your dog to last around an hour. We’re going to try…

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Reactive Dog Training Tips

Does your dog lunge, growl, or bark every time it sees something moving? If so, then you may have a reactive dog on your hands. Reactivity is a strong reaction to stimuli in a dog’s environment. Whether it’s a sound, person, animal, or situation, reactive dogs can be difficult to deal with. This is especially the…

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