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Mastering the Recall: 9 Essential Recall Training Tips for Your Dog

By Dogs Life Unlimited / July 25, 2023

Mastering recall training is one of the most crucial skills your dog can acquire. Not only does it provide convenience, but it also serves as a safety measure. A dog that responds promptly to recall can avoid potential hazards, prevent wandering off, and be managed effectively in diverse scenarios. Here are nine recall training tips…

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls: How to Prevent Dog Training Mistakes

By Dogs Life Unlimited / July 2, 2023

Training your dog is an essential part of responsible pet ownership. It helps to establish a strong bond between you and your pet, ensures your pet’s safety, and contributes to their mental stimulation. However, during the training process, dog owners often make certain mistakes that can hinder their dog’s learning and potentially lead to behavioral…

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The Pitfalls of Board and Train Programs for Separation Anxiety Dogs

By Dogs Life Unlimited / June 12, 2023

In the quest to find a solution for your dog’s separation anxiety, you might have considered enrolling them in a Board and Train program. These programs, which involve sending your dog to live with a professional trainer or at a training facility for a few weeks, promise intensive training and significant behavioral improvements. However, when…

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Navigating the Web: The Hidden Dangers of Online Dog Training Advice and the Importance of Professional Guidance

By Dogs Life Unlimited / May 29, 2023

In today’s digital era, accessing information on virtually any subject is as simple as typing a query into a search engine. This includes advice on dog training. However, while the internet can be a treasure trove of valuable resources, it is also a breeding ground for misinformation. Here’s a deeper look into the potential pitfalls…

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Management vs Training in Dog Training: Understanding the Differences

By Dogs Life Unlimited / May 24, 2023

When it comes to dog training, two key concepts often come into play: management and training. While both are essential components of a comprehensive dog training strategy, they serve different purposes and are used in different ways. Let’s delve into the differences between management and training in dog training. What is Management in Dog Training?…

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Taking the Lead: How to Successfully Walk Your Leash Reactive Dog

By Dogs Life Unlimited / May 9, 2023

Walking your dog should be a pleasant experience for both of you. However, if your dog is leash reactive, this simple activity can become stressful and challenging. Leash reactivity is a common issue where dogs react strongly to certain stimuli—such as other dogs, people, or vehicles—while on a leash. They may bark, lunge, or become…

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The Ultimate Checklist: Preparing Your Home for a New Puppy or Rescue Dog

By Dogs Life Unlimited / May 2, 2023

Bringing home a new dog, whether it be an eight week old puppy or a five year old rescue dog, is an exciting time for any family. However, it’s not just about picking out the cutest pup and bringing them home. There are several things you need to do to ensure a smooth transition for…

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Gradual Desensitization Training: An Effective Solution for Dog Separation Anxiety

By Dogs Life Unlimited / April 28, 2023

Dog separation anxiety is a prevalent issue leading to distressing behaviors like excessive barking, destructive chewing, and inappropriate elimination. These behaviors can be disruptive and stressful for both the dog and the owner. Gradual desensitization training, a behavioral training method, has proven to be an effective strategy for managing this issue. Understanding Separation Anxiety in…

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Unlocking Canine Motivation: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Using a Rewards Hierarchy in Dog Training

By Dogs Life Unlimited / April 17, 2023

Training your dog is a fundamental aspect of responsible pet ownership. It not only strengthens the bond between you and your pet but also ensures the dog’s safety and enhances the quality of life for both of you. A key component of successful dog training lies in comprehending and effectively utilizing a rewards hierarchy. But…

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Importance of Decompression Time for a Rescue Dog

By Dogs Life Unlimited / April 2, 2023

Adopting a rescue dog is a rewarding yet significant endeavor. As heartening as it is to provide a loving home for a dog in need, it’s essential to remember that rescue dogs often come from difficult backgrounds. They may have experienced neglect, abuse, or life on the streets, and it can take time for them…

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