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Now’s the Time for Positive Reinforcement

Now’s the Time for Positive Reinforcement

April 18, 2020

In these trying times of dealing with COVID-19, stress levels are incredibly high. Now more than ever, we need to apply the concepts of positive reinforcement, not to our dogs, but to ourselves as well. Granting ourselves the permission to try and then noticing and rewarding those attempts, not matter how small and incremental they may be.

This includes not only how we get through our daily life but also how and when we are interacting with, or training, our dogs. Simply because there may be a stay-at-home order doesn't therefore guarantee you will master all of your dog training goals during this time. Just the opposite. It is extremely likely you will be LESS inclined to work with and train your dog - and that is okay. Please be kind and forgiving to both yourself and your pups.

We hope this episode can cause people to reevaluate how they may be approaching this difficult time and in doing so, help lessen their load even just a little bit.

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No Dabbling in Service Dogs!

No Dabbling in Service Dogs!

March 23, 2020

When it comes to service dogs (not therapy dogs, not emotional support dogs, SERVICE DOGS), there needs to be an extra layer of attention paid to the professional on the other end of the leash. Service dogs allow for their handlers to have an improved and more independent life. Therefore, the professional dog trainers who are training and placing these dogs MUST be of the highest caliber.

In this podcast episode, we speak with Laura Demaio Roy, a Placement Specialist with Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and the Owner of DoggyU. Laura walks us through what service dog trainers need to keep in mind, how they should ideally hone their craft and more.

Laura is an excellent resource for all things service dog-related, is a solid dog trainer in her own right and is just an overall nice person to be around! Be sure to check out, subscribe and like Laura's YouTube channel, DoggyU

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Importance of Puppy Naps

Importance of Puppy Naps

October 6, 2019

When talking about puppies, we are typically focusing on socialization, training and exposing them to the world in a safe way. But an equally important, if not more so, part of the equation is napping. Our puppies need lots of opportunities to nap so that they can properly process all that we are teaching them, all they are learning and to help them grow! We discuss the importance of puppy naps in this episode.

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Prepare Your Dog: Medical Procedures

Prepare Your Dog: Medical Procedures

July 16, 2019

When it comes to our dogs, it is our job to help them be prepared for what they may experience throughout their lives. This is especially important when it comes to sudden medical procedures! We don't want our dogs stressing needlessly when they need to be concentrating on healing.

In this podcast, we discuss the need to prepare our dogs, through training, to accepting and even enjoying such things as the "cone of shame", crates and more. We discuss the importance of incorporating this type of training for ALL dogs.

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How to Train Your Dog to be Naughty

How to Train Your Dog to be Naughty

May 25, 2019

You read that right, we are going to walk you through how to train your dog to be naughty...and hopefully avoid these pitfalls in the first place! We'll discuss how even trainers fall into this trap, what you can do to avoid this trap and how to fix the sticky situation you may find yourself in.

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Management…What’s That?

Management…What’s That?

February 14, 2019

Maybe your dog chews your shoes, or gets into the garbage or goes potty in the house. You reach out to a professional trainer or instructor and implore for them to give you a training solution and stat! However, many of these problems can be solved, or greatly improved, by simply using good management techniques.

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What is Positive Reinforcement?

What is Positive Reinforcement?

February 4, 2019

When you hear the term "positive reinforcement" what comes to mind? Treats? Being nice? Nothing because you do not have the slightest idea what it means? In this episode, we break down what this term actually means, why that is important and how positive reinforcement, as a training technique, not only works for dogs, it works for all animals...including people.

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It’s Time to Train Your Dog

It’s Time to Train Your Dog

January 20, 2019

Welcome to the It's Time to Train Your Dog Podcast! In this weekly podcast, we will be discussing how you can go about training your dog to be the best family canine companion and pet possible! So let's get to training!

Looking for more training help? Check out the online dog training courses, seminars and webinars we offer through Family Dog University.

Interested in dog sports? Then you want to give Dog Sport University a look where our online dog training courses, seminars and webinars will help you achieve your dog training goals.

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