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Teaching an older dog new tricks: Six things you should know

Teaching an older dog new tricks: Six things you should know

More people are adopting older dogs, according to recent news reports and books, but this raises a question: Can you actually train an older dog? The answer is a resounding yes, in spite of the time-worn cliché that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So

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Bad Human! Training Yourself to Train Your Dog

Bad Human! Training Yourself to Train Your Dog One of my mother’s favorite television shows is The Dog Whisperer, a National Geographic Channel program starring the dog behaviorist Cesar Millan and many ill-behaved pooches of all breeds. After watching the show with her for the second time, I rolled my eyes

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No More “No” With Dog Training

Modern dog training is reward based, which means we reward behaviors we want repeated, and ignore or re-direct those we want eliminated. Continually saying, “No!” draws attention to the wrong behavior. As parents, surely, you’ve heard the saying, “Negative attention is better than no attention.” Dogs have

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