Category Archives: Free reading

Lumos at 10 Weeks – Thoughts on Puppy Socialization

Lumos, Martina’s Border Collie puppy, turned 10 weeks old and I have finally some time to begin writing a blog about him and thoughts I have while we raise him.  These thoughts in this post are on socialization. I think … Continue reading

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Teach ‘Sit Pretty’ for Protection Against Injury

By Emily Larlham The trick ‘Sit Pretty’ is one of my favorite exercises to teach dogs.  It is not only an adorable trick, but it has many benefits that make it a must to train.  Teaching ‘Sit Pretty’ increases your … Continue reading

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Train your dog to do absolutely… NOTHING!

Reinforcing your dog for doing nothing is a technique I learned from my most amazing mentor, Kyle Rayon.  The idea is, when you see your dog doing absolutely NOTHING, that is the moment you want to reinforce him with attention … Continue reading

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Generalizing

By Emily Larlham Generalizing simply means, teaching your dog that when you ask him to perform a behavior, it means the same thing regardless of the scenario or environment you are in.  Dogs do not generalize as well as us … Continue reading

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Chewing

 By Emily Larlham Your puppy is going to chew, so take preventive measures.  Wipe Wintergreen Oil on surfaces that you don’t want your puppy to chew on.  For example, wood skirting boards, chair legs, table legs, and wires.  Do this … Continue reading

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The importance of handling

By Emily Larlham Handling is a great way to communicate with your dog that most people overlook. It is also a great way to build calmness and trust in your dog.  The benefits are endless.  When your dog is comfortable … Continue reading

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Always remember to release your dog!

by Emily Larlham I see this happen so many times to so many dogs.  A person will ask a dog to sit, give the dog a treat, and then walk away or start chatting with someone.  Then the dog sits … Continue reading

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Separation training tips

By Emily Larlham 1 Leave your dog alone while you are home This teaches the dog to enjoy being alone while it is not associated only with you leaving the house.   You can use baby gates and pens to keep … Continue reading

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Är det skadligt för hundens hals att använda strypkoppel?

av Emily Larlham översättning av Anna Törnelius Alla som lever tillsammans med en hund för sällskap och vänskap vill göra det som är fysiskt och psykiskt bäst för sin hund. Vi skaffar hundar som sällskap för att få uppleva vänskap, … Continue reading

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Don’t only work on one behavior at a time

By Emily Larlham While searching the internet one day for “dog training tips” to see what the average person finds when browsing the internet for training help, I came across a tip that many people believe, yet I find detrimental … Continue reading

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