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Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

The Box Step – Prelude to Loose Leash Walking

Have you ever considered how terribly hard it must be for your dog to walk slowly, on leash, in a straight line beside you? We get lots of requests about to get a dog to stop pulling when on leash.  The answer is the box step. Think about it. When

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It’s Shocking I Didn’t Know | Shock Collar

It’s one of those things you don’t know, what you don’t know, until you know. As a force-free trainer my focus is on solving training and behavior issues through the use of Positive Reinforcement. I hope my former personal experience with using electronic shock with underground fence/shock collar systems may

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Be Your Dog’s Advocate | What to Consider

Be an advocate for your dog. Have you ever stopped to think about what it means to “be an advocate for your dog”? Merriam-Webster defines advocate as “one that supports or promotes the interests of another.” As a professional dog trainer, I’m always encouraging my clients to be advocates for

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