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5 Reminders for a Happy, Well-Trained Dog

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

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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!

10 tips to immediately improve pulling on leash

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

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!

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.

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…

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!

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 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!

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!

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.

I started Happy Hounds Dog Training to show that you can train incredibly awesome, happy dogs with force free methods!

I've been obsessed 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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