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Using Hand Signals in Dog Training

Christine Durrant

Using hand signals while training your dog is a great way to enhance communication and improve training results. Dogs are highly visual animals and rely on body language to understand...

Using Hand Signals in Dog Training

Christine Durrant

Using hand signals while training your dog is a great way to enhance communication and improve training results. Dogs are highly visual animals and rely on body language to understand...

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Eye Contact for Fearful & Reactive Dogs

Christine Durrant

Reinforcing eye contact is a useful skill to teach your fearful and/or reactive dog. By establishing eye contact, you can build trust.

Eye Contact for Fearful & Reactive Dogs

Christine Durrant

Reinforcing eye contact is a useful skill to teach your fearful and/or reactive dog. By establishing eye contact, you can build trust.

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What Is Trigger Stacking in Dog Training?

Christine Durrant

Trigger stacking refers to the accumulative effect of multiple triggers, or stimuli, that can push a reactive dog over threshold, resulting in a reactive behavior. y identifying and managing trigger stacking,...

What Is Trigger Stacking in Dog Training?

Christine Durrant

Trigger stacking refers to the accumulative effect of multiple triggers, or stimuli, that can push a reactive dog over threshold, resulting in a reactive behavior. y identifying and managing trigger stacking,...

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What is Dog Reactivity?

Christine Durrant

Transform your dog's behaviors from chaos to calm in just a few minutes a day! If your dog barks and lunges on leash or goes crazy when the mailman comes my...

What is Dog Reactivity?

Christine Durrant

Transform your dog's behaviors from chaos to calm in just a few minutes a day! If your dog barks and lunges on leash or goes crazy when the mailman comes my...

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Tips for Training Fearful Dogs

Christine Durrant

Are you wondering how to train your fearful dog? Here are some tips and explanations for how to help your dog go from fearful to fearless.

Tips for Training Fearful Dogs

Christine Durrant

Are you wondering how to train your fearful dog? Here are some tips and explanations for how to help your dog go from fearful to fearless.

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My Top Three Skills for Working With Your React...

Christine Durrant

Before starting any reactive dog training I highly recommend teaching three pre-skills. These skills and my reasons behind them are: 1. Leave It as one of the most important and essential...

My Top Three Skills for Working With Your React...

Christine Durrant

Before starting any reactive dog training I highly recommend teaching three pre-skills. These skills and my reasons behind them are: 1. Leave It as one of the most important and essential...