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

December 27th, 2023

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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

December 27th, 2023

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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 Get a Dog Used to a Muzzle - Including Aggressive Dogs | Pupford

January 3rd, 2024

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Not only is muzzling your dog something that protects you, but it can also protect other dogs. Muzzles are especially important for dogs that are reactive, aggressive, and for many other reasons. But, it's important to get your dog used to the muzzle in a humane and safe way! Related Reading: React... Continue reading

THC (Cannabis/Weed) & Dogs: Symptoms, What to Do & More | Pupford

October 16th, 2023

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Learning about THC (aka cannabis/weed) & dogs is important for all pup parents! Because 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 c... Continue reading

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

September 28th, 2023

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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

Puppy & Dog Harness Training, Even When a Dog Hates It | Pupford

September 27th, 2023

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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 don't want 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, it... Continue reading

How to Teach a Dog to Fetch + Why Dogs Like Fetch & Benefits | Pupford

December 27th, 2023

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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 27th, 2023

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Recall (aka 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 + Printable PDF | Pupford

November 29th, 2023

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

Patience for Your Puppy or Dog | Pupford

October 19th, 2023

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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

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