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Training Your Dog to Get Into a Carrier fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

If you enjoy hiking with your dog, road tripping, flying, or just need to get them to the vet safely, there’s a good chance you’ll need them to get into a carrier, pack or crate.  This week we covered the first steps...

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First Walks with Your Dog: Preventing “Reactive” Behavior fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

If you have a newly adopted dog, or if your fearful dog is just starting to go on walks, you’re in a unique position. You might be able to prevent reactive behavior (lunging, barking, etc.) from becoming a problem. 

In this...

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Training for Dogs Afraid of Walks fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Is your dog afraid to go for a walk? Maybe your pup refuses to go out the front door, or freezes up and tries to run back once you’re away from home.  

In this week’s video I covered early “going for a...

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Leash Training for Fearful Dogs Part 2 fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Do you have a dog who seems to not know what a leash is, or how to walk on leash? Many dogs adopted as adults have little to no experience being on leash.  When the leash tightens and they feel something pulling on them, these dogs...

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Leash Training for Fearful Dogs Part 1 fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Does your dog try to avoid being leashed, or hate going out on walks? Many dogs adopted as adults have little to no experience being on leash.  And as you’ve probably discovered, leash training a fearful adult dog is a whole...

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Training a Fearful Dog to Wear a Harness (Part 2) fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Does your sensitive dog avoid their harness? This is a common problem for dogs who don’t love being handled. Last week, I covered Part 1 of harness training for sensitive dogs. We started with the harness on the...

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Training a Fearful Dog to Wear a Harness (Part 1) fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

If you have a fearful dog, you know that sensitive pups often struggle to enjoy walks the way other dogs do. The outdoor world can be scary, never mind all of the potential challenges a dog has to face before even getting to the front...

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Training a Fearful Dog to Wear a Collar fearful dogs Aug 23, 2021

Does your fearful dog refuse to go out on walks? Maybe they hate their collar, harness, or leash.  Or maybe the outdoor world terrifies them. Over the next several weeks we’ll be tackling these problems with a series of...

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Walking Dogs Together When One is Reactive Part 4: Training Around Triggers fearful dogs reactive dogs Aug 23, 2021

Many of you have asked how to start walking your reactive dog with your other dog(s), after you’ve done some training with your reactive pup on their own.  In Part 1 of this series, you learned how to start teaching...

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Walking Dogs Together When One is Reactive Part 3: Handling Two Leashes reactive dogs Aug 23, 2021

Walking two dogs together when one is reactive can be a challenge.  In Part 1 of this series, we covered training steps you can practice out on walks when you have two people to work with, one to handle each dog. In ...

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Answers to Your Reactive Dog Training Questions fearful dogs reactive dogs Aug 23, 2021

We asked those of you in our free Facebook support group for your top questions about training your reactive dog, and you were happy to help!  So this week we have an assorted collection of topics, from how often to train,...

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Walking Dogs Together When One is Reactive Part 2: Wait for Treats fearful dogs reactive dogs Aug 23, 2021

You’ve been been working hard with your reactive dog, and you think you’re ready to try walking them with your second dog. Congrats!  (If you’re stuck with your reactive dog training, we’ve got a ...

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