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How to Train Your Dog to Leave It & STOP Scavenging on Walks

Step-by-step guide to training an advanced leave it cue that works on dog walks

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Why punishment doesn't help dog threshold

A dog’s reaction while over a threshold is not them “being bad”. It’s an involuntary emotional response!

Are force free dog trainers close minded?

Are force free dog trainers close minded since they’re selective about the methods they use & the sources they learn from?

heel training

6 tips for how to perfect heel training with your dog

5 tips if your dog pulls on leash

5 tips to prevent and fix pulling on leash

force free dog prey drive training

Stop animal chasing without corrections

All dogs have some level of prey drive, but some dogs certainly have an elevated drive.

This blog series will explain everything you need to know about dog prey drive!

Leash tangles on walks? Train your dog to fix their own leash!

Dog enrichment

Enrichment is an important part of raising a mentally, physically, and emotionally satisfied dog!

How to train stay

112 Shares 101 11 Regardless of whether your dog is a complete beginner with the stay cue OR they’re struggling with a more advanced version, I want to teach you how to train stay so that it works in ALL scenarios. If you prefer following video tutorials, I taught Brooks how to “Stay” for my […]

5 often forgotten reminders for a happy, well-trained dog.

fun dog training game

Fun dog training game for improving: Recall, paying attention to you outside, bonding, & exercise.

How to stop dog jumping

It can be really frustrating AND dangerous if you have a dog that’s always jumping up. Follow this easy 3 step method to stop dog jumping!

3 mindset shifts for dog reactivity training

3 mindset shifts to make reactivity training less stressful

10 tips to immediately improve pulling on leash

Being dragged on walks sucks. Let’s fix that!

Teach your dog to play dead

“Play dead” is classic dog trick that’s surprisingly easy to teach!

Does your dog steal food? This is my step-by-step force free method for fixing counter surfing and training a dog not to steal food

It can be hard to deliver treats in motion to small dogs when leash training. Try this trick!

Why dogs pull on leash and how to fix it

7 common reasons why a dog pulls on leash and how to fix them!

Harness conditioning Harness fear

Dog scared of their harness? Fix that in a few weeks with this step-by-step guide!

7 ways to entertain dog when weather sucks

How do you exercise your dog when it’s cold outside? Here are 7 of my favourite ways to tire out a dog indoors!

Train your dog to exercise themselves indoors

Can you train a dog to exercise independently? Yes! Use this gadget for indoor dog exercise your dog can do solo!

how to stop puppy biting

Puppy biting is the hardest part of raising a puppy! This complete guide will teach you how to manage, prevent, and stop puppy biting.

How to train shake a paw

Teaching your dog to shake a paw is a classic dog trick. This step-by-step tutorial & video will show you how!

What is management in dog training

Struggling with changing your dogs behaviour? Make sure that you’re properly using management & training!

train your dog to touch or hand target

Training your dog ‘Touch’ means they touch their nose to the palm of your hand. This is a very versatile and easy to train skill!

Tips for hiking with your dog

How do you train off leash reliability? I recently joined the Outdoor Minimalist podcast to discuss tips for hiking with your dog!

How to teach your puppy to settle

Puppies can be SO busy! How do you encourage calm behaviour in the home? This article explains how to teach your puppy to settle.

Tips for hiking with your dog

Want to hike with your dog, but unsure where to start? These tips for hiking with your dog will explain everything you need to know!

What is force free dog training?

What is force free dog training, & does it actually work? Yes, it works! However, it’s not “purely positive” as commonly thought…

7 myths about dog separation anxiety

Dog separation anxiety is often poorly understood. If you think your dog has separation anxiety, these are myths you need to know!

what is a dog's threshold

Dog shows often put dogs over threshold, then “train” them. Learn what a dog’s threshold is & why it’s actually a terrible time to train!

introduce dog to new people

Have a fearful puppy or dog?? First impressions matter! Here is my favourite way to introduce a shy dog to new people.

Tips for better communication with your dog

Are you telling your dog what you think you are? These 5 tips for better communication with your dog will make dog training MUCH easier!

Understanding dog trigger stacking can help you recognize and prevent potential scenarios where your dog reacts poorly “out of the blue”.

Puppy socialization is often misunderstood (Hint- it’s not just playing with other dogs). Here’s what you need to know!

How to teach your dog to drop it

“Drop it” is a potentially life-saving skill. Here is my favourite force-free way of teaching a dog to drop it!

Why doesn't force-free dog training work

It does, but it needs to be used correctly. Here’s why it fails and what it needs to be successful!

How to choose the best dog treat

Dogs LOVE getting treats! However, not all treats are created equally. Keep these considerations in mind when choosing dog treats!

how to crate train a puppy

Not crate training your puppy is one of the biggest mistakes you can make! Here’s how & why to crate train properly!

Force-free dog training

Dog training isn’t a regulated industry. Shockingly, ANYONE can call themselves a trainer. Here’s why you should use force-free dog training!

What is resource guarding

Resource guarding is misunderstood. Let’s explore what resource guarding truly is (hint- you resource guard!) and the best ways to prevent it.

What to do if your dog hates the bath

Does your dog hate baths? Let’s change that! Learn the reasons why your dog might dislike the bath & what you can do to fix it!

how to potty train your puppy

It’s important to potty train your puppy early! Learn how to build a schedule, deal with accidents, and teach your puppy what you want.

Common Loose Leash Mistakes

Leash pulling is one of the most common issues I’m asked to help with. Here are 5 common loose leash dog walking mistakes to avoid!

use a marker word

A marker word tells your dog “What you JUST did is what I want you to keep doing!”. It’ll make training your dog easier & faster!

How do dogs learn

Whether we intend for it or not, dogs are ALWAYS learning. When you understand how dogs learn it can help encourage the behaviors you want.

Teach your dog to lie down

Teaching your dog to lie down is a classic obedience command that’s helpful for settling your dog. Learn both the lure & capture methods!

don't recommend a retractable leash

Retractable leashes are supposed to provide freedom for your dog while maintaining safety. There are huge reasons I don’t recommend them!

Loose Leash Walking: Teaching Your Dog Not To Pull On Leash Using Positive Training

Tired of being dragged on walks? Learn how to train your dog to walk nicely without using aversive tools like choke or prong collars!

leave it

“Leave it” is one of the most important commands! If you want your dog to ignore garbage, smells, bikers, or dogs: master “leave it”!

Teach your dog to focus

If your dog won’t look at you then chances are they also aren’t listening to you. Teaching your dog to focus is an important skill!

How to teach your dog to sit

Teaching your dog to sit is a classic obedience command with a surprising amount of uses. Master this skill using force-free training!

Why positive dog training is better

I agree that there are many ways to train a dog. However, that doesn’t mean ALL ways are right.

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Whether your dog is brand new to leash training OR they have a long history of pulling on leash, this free guide will teach you what you need to know!

Puppy biting HURTS! In this free guide I'll explain everything you need to know to STOP puppy biting without any corrections!

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Lily was just over a year old when we started working with Steph. Her recall was not great, and we didn't really trust her off leash.
It has been great working with Steph because she really got to the root of what made it so hard to train Lily's recall. Steph was able to explain to us why Lily behaves the way she does because of her breed, and provided us with daily play and training we should be doing to work on her impulse control.
With that in mind, it helped us train Lily's recall and loose leash walking (that was a bonus!).
Thanks for all your help Steph!!

- Tiffany & Myles

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