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

December 12th, 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

December 17th, 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

20 Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat | Pupford

October 27th, 2022

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In a previous post, we covered what fruits and vegetables your dog can and can’t eat [https://pupford.com/vegetables-fruits-dogs-can-cant-eat/]. But we’ve gotten a lot of questions about other common foods and whether it’s safe to share with your dog or not. So today we’re discussing 20 common food... Continue reading

Patience For Your Puppy or Dog | Pupford

October 26th, 2022

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Having patience for your puppy or dog's behavior might be one of the most difficult things in the world... but in this episode, I'm going to explain why that patience is key to your happiness when raising a dog! Too often with our dogs, we expect things to happen overnight. But, newsflash... they a... Continue reading

Can You Use Human Shampoo on Dogs + Understanding Which Ingredients Are Best for Dog Shampoo | Pupford

November 18th, 2022

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Whether your dog is bathed exclusively at home or you just freshen them up between groomer visits (pups who love to roll around outside, we’re looking at you!), bath time should be another way to give your dog the best. When it comes to bath time, many people wonder if you can use human shampoo on d... Continue reading

How to Teach Your Dog Place or Mat Behavior | Pupford

December 5th, 2022

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Teaching your dog the place cue can be helpful in many situations... like when the doorbell rings, when you are eating/preparing a meal, or just when you need your dog to calm down a bit and leave you alone. We've all been there. Certified Trainer Erika Gonzalez shares how to teach your dog the pla... Continue reading

Impulse Control for Dogs | Pupford

March 30th, 2021

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Impulse control affects all parts of your dog's behavior. It's something you should be practicing and working on every single day! In this episode, we will cover 3 aspects of impulse control training. LISTEN TO PODCAST Want to hear more podcasts like this? Please click here. [https://anchor.fm/p... Continue reading

How to Introduce Your Dog and Cat with Jocelyn Walls CPDT & CTC | Pupford

January 13th, 2023

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You may have heard from us before (as well as so many positive reinforcement [https://pupford.com/science-behind-positive-reinforcement-dog-training/] dog trainers!) about how important it is to set your dog up for success, in all things! Whether that means teaching your dog how to meet strangers [h... Continue reading