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The Dog Training POV Series with Trevor Smith - Counter Surfing | Pupford

December 15th, 2021

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Whether you have experienced it first hand, have heard stories from friends, or seen videos, most of us are all too familiar with dogs counter surfing. Maybe you left your popcorn on the coffee table (like Trevor did in this video), or you left your breakfast on the counter and ran in another room ... Continue reading

Prey Drive in Dogs – Reduce It or Use It? | Pupford

December 15th, 2021

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Ahh prey drive, the thing our dogs are born with that can make life slightly complicated. Many people find themselves wondering, should I try to reduce my dog's prey drive, or should I be using it? In this episode, we'll dive into what prey drive is, whether you should try to reduce it, and how yo... Continue reading

A-Z Guide to Mental Enrichment for Dogs | Pupford

December 10th, 2021

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You’ve probably heard once or twice that the key to a happy and healthy dog is enrichment. But what does that really mean? How do you know if you’re doing it right? We get a lot of questions from pup parents in our community wanting to learn more about dog enrichment to make sure they’re giving the... Continue reading

The Dog Training POV Series: Dog Jumping | Pupford

December 8th, 2021

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Jumping. On counters, on people, on other dogs, you name it. Jumping can be a very difficult thing to get your dog to stop doing. We’ll cover more on counter-surfing in a later video in this Dog Training POV Series, but right now we will talk about greeting behaviors and jumping. In the video, Trev... Continue reading

The Science Behind Mental Enrichment for Dogs | Pupford

December 15th, 2021

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While mental enrichment can feel like a fun 'buzzword', it's important to know what research has shown about mental exercise for dogs! In this episode, I give a synopsis and my opinions on research done by Lidewij L.Schipper (amongst others) in 2008. Here's a link to the article [https://www.scienc... Continue reading

Dog Training Hand Signals + How to Use Them | Pupford

December 3rd, 2021

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Whether you are at the beginning of your dog training journey or in the middle, using hand signals can help so much when it comes to training your dog! Today we’re going to dive into dog training hand signals: why you should use them, some common ones to teach your dog, and how to help your dog suc... Continue reading

The Dog Training POV Series with Trevor Smith - Puppy Biting | Pupford

January 26th, 2022

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As parents to puppies, it can feel at times like we are their chew toys. While dogs are teething [https://pupford.com/puppy-teething-guide/] they may try to bite anything and everything they can get their paws on (like us). In this series we already covered puppy chewing (you can watch that video he... Continue reading

Building Your Dog's Confidence: An Interview with Emily Fitzpatrick VSA-CDT | Pupford

December 15th, 2021

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Your dog's confidence levels can drastically affect their ability to learn, respond correctly to cues, and generally feel happy in their environment! In this episode, I sat down with Emily Fitzpatrick (VSA-CDT) to discuss ways to improve your dog's confidence! Emily also helps break down why confid... Continue reading

The Dog Training POV Series with Trevor Smith - Puppy Chewing | Pupford

November 24th, 2021

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Welcome to the first official week of the Pupford Dog Training POV Series [https://pupford.com/dog-training-pov-series/] with Trevor Smith. In the introduction [https://pupford.com/dog-pov-training-series-introduction/], we talked all about what will happen in this series as Trevor straps a camera o... Continue reading

12 Reasons to be Grateful for Your Dog | Pupford

November 23rd, 2021

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You’ll probably get this question a lot around Thanksgiving: what are you thankful for? We hope your list is a long one -- and that it doesn’t leave anything out. Including your dog! Although we may not think about it often, our dogs give us so much to be grateful for during the holidays and al... Continue reading