Two Paws Up Dog Training Blog

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Fairy Godmothers and Magic Wands

We all live in a world that we’d love to change. Dog training is often about “changing” a dog in the opinion of the owners. It is important to look at our dogs and...

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Rewarding vs. Bribing

“Eat your vegetables and you can have dessert.” Remember hearing this as a kid? I may have hated green beans as a child but if I knew there was ice cream afterwards I could...

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My Dog is Stubborn!

As a professional dog trainer I try not to label the dogs I work with. I observe the dog’s behavior and then try to help the owner understand why their dog may be misbehaving...

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The Importance of “Tricks”

Full of the Dickens Odds on Favorite, AKA Hans, debuted in the conformation ring Saturday in the 9 to 12-month puppy class. He did extremely well earning a Group 2 Puppy Herding Group placement...

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Practice and Proofing Behaviors

The recent controversy involving a German Shepherd on the movie set of “A Dog’s Purpose” has sparked much discussion regarding the treatment of animals in the name of “training” and “entertainment.” The video clearly...

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The Importance of Proper Socialization

Have you ever wondered how your dog’s experiences early in life help to shape their behavior as they mature into adulthood? Attached is an excellent article looking at how the culture in the UK...