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Why Choice Is Critical In Dog Training

Why Choice Is Critical In Dog Training

Dog Training Tips: Learning how your dog thinks and makes decisions is the “KEY” to getting your dog to do what you want, when you want, without the need for yelling, intimidation or constant supervision.

How To Train A Dog To Sit

How To Train A Dog To Sit

Dog Training Los Angeles: It’s Your Choice (IYC) is a critical core foundation game because it sets the stage for teaching self-control over all future reinforcers (reinforcers = anything your dog likes or enjoys). It teaches our dogs that all things of value must be earned. The premise of the game is that the “work” is what earns the reward not just the presence of those rewards in the environment.

How To Train A Dog To Walk Nicely On A Leash

How To Train A Dog To Walk Nicely On A Leash

Dog Trainer Alexandra Bassett demonstrates how to train a dog to walk nicely on a loose leash. Leash manners are taught in incremental steps starting by teaching a dog what leash tension means (leash communication) and where you want them to be while walking on a leash (stationary and moving reinforcement zone).

The United States Of Doodle

The United States Of Doodle

Puppy training is absolutely necessary if you plan to adopt a Doodle breed. Because of their intelligence, all Doodle puppies require consistent training throughout their first year and benefit from ongoing dog obedience training. Plus, training is the best way to strengthen your relationship with your dog!

Dog Park Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts

Dog Park Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts

Dogs were built to roam and, more than anything, love running around free. Dog parks, therefore, can be a great way to grant your lovable furball some much-desired freedom where they can blow off some steam. Here are some ways to ensure the dog park always remains a positive experience. 

How to Stop a Dog from Pulling

How to Stop a Dog from Pulling

Does your dog take you for a walk instead of the opposite? Perhaps pulling so hard that their breathing is impeded in the process? Do you dread going for a walk, as a result, not only because you don’t want to be pulled all over the place, but because it seems to be causing undue strain for your dog, as well?

Dogs That Bark & Lunge On Leash

Dogs That Bark & Lunge On Leash

As a dog trainer in Los Angeles, the most common problem I see dog parents facing when living in a city is leash reactivity. Leash reactivity is a condition that prompts a dog to bark and lunge at other dogs or people and can make going on a daily walk feel like navigating through a war zone.