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What Is a Dog’s Threshold, and How Does It Affect Training?

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!

What is a dog's threshold

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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!

What is a dog's threshold
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.

Introduce 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 training MUCH easier!

How to get your dog to listen

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

Dog trigger stacking

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

Puppy Socialization What Is It, and How to Do It Correctly
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!

Force-free dog training edmonton
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.

resource guarding
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 make your dog like bath time
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!

Why You Should Use a Marker Word
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.

My mom was a dog trainer so I grew up surrounded by dogs. Helping run group classes or training dogs for 6 hours on Saturdays was just part of my normal life.
Like many teenagers, I originally decided I didn't want to follow in my parents footsteps. I went to university and worked in pediatric healthcare for multiple years, yet rarely felt content.
I noticed my favourite part of my day continued to be my time with my dog! I also started noticing the advice "trainers" were giving to dog owners that bordered on outright abuse. These "alpha theory" methods are not only unnecessary, they're actually wrong!
I decided to become a trainer and launch Happy Hounds Dog Training to show that you can train incredibly obedient, happy dogs with positive methods!

I've been captivated with dogs for as long as
I can remember!

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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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