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  1. some of my fave fellow humane-trainers...

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I wanted to introduce a few of my favorite fellow-trainers, & i'm going to post them here, in no particular order, other than as i come across a video, article, helpful tip, etc, from each. None of these folks use aversive tools [those designed or intended to cause pain, discomfort, or fear, or...
  2. My dog won't stop barking at my step-dad.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a Malamute/Newfoundland mix named Kija who is about to turn a year old. He has always been a good dog, until recently when I had to move back to my Mother s home due to my mental illnesses becoming overwhelming due to the situation I was in previously. He always listened to me--he...
  3. Positive reinforcement training; I don't get it

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I am sure this has been covered a number of times before, but we got a new puppy three months ago after loosing one of our dogs at the end of last year, and as it had been 10 years since we had brought up and trained a puppy, we decided it would be worthwhile enrolling in puppy classes again...
  4. Alternative Way Of Training Fetch - For those who are struggling

    Dog Training and Behavior
    *POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING TIP, NOT A QUESTION* So I picked up a poodle puppy and found myself really having a hard time training him to hold an object. For a start, he wasn't interested unless it was on the ground, no matter what I did, and he would shake it the second it was in his...
  5. How do I get my collie to listen to my girlfriend?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My girlfriend has been watching my 4 year old rough/border collie mix, Leia, for over a week now while I'm out of town. Leia is house trained, but has been peeing and pooping in the house after she is walked. My girlfriend always comes home to 'accidents' after work. Leia has never really been...
  6. Training Kasper to balance a treat on his nose

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, so I am undertaking possibly the hardest trick to train Kasper to do - balance food on his nose that should be in his mouth!! :D I figured not only is it a really impressive trick to show people (especially those that know what he is like!) but it's also great impulse control. I only...
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