25 Activities To Do With Your Dog This Spring/Summer | Pupford

April 5th, 2022

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. You know what that means: perfect weather, summer vacation for some, and longer days. It’s the perfect time to plan some adventures with your whole family, including your dogs. If you need some ideas for activities to do with your dog this sprin... Continue reading

Dog Training 101: 4 Quadrants, LIMA, Myths + Training Tips | Pupford

November 21st, 2022

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Welcome to Dog Training 101! The good news is that there are no tests, pop quizzes, essays, or textbooks here. Just some tried-and-true methods for successfully training your dog. We wanted to give this introduction so you’re familiar with some of the concepts you might find in the Pupford Academy... Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer | Pupford

November 21st, 2022

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Searching for the right dog trainer can sometimes feel impossible! There are so many different certifications... different methods... different titles... different names for training styles... the list goes on! So, how can you decide confidently? Of course, when choosing a dog trainer you should ch... Continue reading

How to Desensitize Your Dog to a Muzzle | Pupford

April 26th, 2021

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Not only is muzzling your dog something that protects yourself, but it can also protect other dogs. Muzzles are especially important for dogs that are reactive, aggressive, and for many other reasons. In this video, Traci Madson will walk you through how to safely put a muzzle on a dog. Remember, t... Continue reading

Effects of Cannabis on Dogs | Pupford

November 14th, 2022

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If you know anything about dogs, you know they’re curious little creatures. They’ll try to get into anything and everything -- and often succeed. Anything that looks, feels, or smells new, sparks curiosity and causes dogs to do what they do best… eat it. If you’ve ever had a pair of expensive shoe... Continue reading

3 Ways to Keep Your Dog From Getting Bored | Pupford

April 27th, 2021

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A bored dog often results in problematic behaviors. I'm talking about things like barking, destruction, digging, chewing, etc. that often happen when our dogs are bored! So, what can we do? LISTEN TO PODCAST Want to hear more podcasts like this? Please click here. [https://anchor.fm/perfect-pup] ... Continue reading

Engage Disengage Game – Reduce Your Dog's Reactivity! | Pupford

November 23rd, 2022

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The Engage Disengage Game was created to help overstimulated dogs manage their stress in a more productive way. The point of this dog training game is to get your dog to focus on you rather than their triggers. Whether your dog's trigger is people, squirrels, dogs, or inanimate objects, this game ... Continue reading

How to Get Your Dog Used to a Harness | Pupford

March 24th, 2022

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Have you gone to put a harness on your dog and they just aren't having it? Then when you put it on they aren't wanting to walk or cooperate? It might be because they haven't been desensitized to it yet! While we may think that it is best to just throw them in the deep end and let them figure it out... Continue reading

Fetch: Benefits and How to Teach Your Pup | Pupford

April 16th, 2021

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Everyone knows that dogs love to play fetch, but it’s unlikely you’ve taken the time to consider why. There’s a reason why fetch is the “classic” game we all love to play with our pups. Not only is it fun for both them and us, it has a number of benefits for your dog, too! But you can’t just toss a... Continue reading

Using 'Play' to Teach Recall | Pupford

July 13th, 2022

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Recall (aka come when called [https://pupford.com/how-to-train-dog-come-when-called/]) is vital for your dog's safety. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most difficult behaviors for dogs to really understand and grasp. When working on recall with your dog (or other behaviors for that matter!) you... Continue reading