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Intro To Dog Handling

Intro To Dog Handling

Teaching your pup how to tolerate handling will set them up for a stress-free life navigating through the human world. Your pup may think you are the center of the universe, but it doesn’t mean they will never have to interact with the other planets in the solar...

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Intro to Puppy Body Language

Intro to Puppy Body Language

Please note, this is an extremely short list of the most commonly used signals or the ones most often missed by parents!For a more thorough list of signals, please stay tuned for our article on Canine Stress Signals.1. YAWNING /SHAKING OFF: If they didn’t JUST wake up...

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Housebreaking: 10 Steps to Success

Housebreaking: 10 Steps to Success

Are you wondering how to potty train your puppy? Of course you are! This is top priority for all dog owners. Follow these 10 commandments for the best tips for housebreaking a puppy.1. EXPECTATIONS & TIME Dogs take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to housebreak in the best...

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How to Bond with a Scared Dog

How to Bond with a Scared Dog

If you are here, you have probably already recognized you have a dog that is insecure, fearful, scared, nervous, worried, etc. Stay tuned for our next article about How to Recognize Fear in Dogs. Part of bonding with your fearful dog is taking things at their pace....

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Tail Docking and Ear Cropping (Opinion Piece)

Tail Docking and Ear Cropping
(Opinion Piece)

Tail Docking and Ear Cropping: The Tail Wags On: Rethinking Ear Cropping and Tail Docking Revisiting my original stance, my passion for animal welfare remains strong. While education broadened my perspective, I still believe altering a dog's natural form for...

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Should you send your dog to school?

Should you send your dog to school?

    Should you send your dog to school? Thinking about getting a dog? Start here! Our owner Zoe Sandor – certified professional dog trainer and co-star on Animal Planet’s “Cat vs. Dog!” joined Tim Berthold on Thriving Dog Pawcast to answer all your dog training...

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All About Crate Training

All About Crate Training

Crate training is one of the most important skills you can teach your dog.Even if you don’t plan on using a crate regularly IN your home, you SHOULD crate train your dog if you ever plan on leaving the home.  The Top 7 Reasons to Crate Train Your Dog 1. Vet/Groomer...

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Meat Trade Dogs

Meat Trade Dogs

Pack Method Prep and its sister company Zoe’s Dog Training have been helping rehabilitate rescue dogs since 2009. The following information is what we have gathered through our focused work with rescued “Meat Trade Dogs” over the last 3 years. We do not claim to be...

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Teach Your Dog to Calm Down with These 3 Tips

Teach Your Dog to Calm Down with These 3 Tips

Teach Your Dog to Calm Down with These 3 Tips: Teaching a “settle” is a great new behavior to teach your dog. We recommend that you only practice teaching the settle when your dog has been exercised. You can’t teach a settle to a dog that hasn’t received any attention...

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Why It Is Important to Practice Handling Your Dog

Why It Is Important to Practice Handling Your Dog

    Why It Is Important to Practice Handling Your Dog: The importance of teaching your dogs to accept body handling is monumental because of many reasons. Here are a few. It is safer. Dogs that accept body handling of any sort are less of a bite risk. There are some...

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