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Leash Aggression or Frustration?

  • By: Renée Erdman, CTC, ACDBC, DipCBST, VSPDT
  • Date: Jan 04, 2018
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Far too many people observe a dog reacting at something and they automatically assume that the dog is fear/aggression. The best way to determine if your dog is experiencing frustration is via history of the dogs behaviour when off leash with other dogs. Do they typically play well with others? Aren’t sure because you haven’t[...]
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Prevent Leash Reactivity

  • By: Renée Erdman, CTC, ACDBC, DipCBST, VSPDT
  • Date: Dec 29, 2017
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One of the most common behavior issues seen with our companion canines is leash reactivity; lunging, barking, snapping and shenanigans that look like a circus act and can embarrass the heck out of us. It may limit where you can take your dog, who you can interact with and in general cause you anxiety and[...]
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Adopting? Read This First

After spending a considerable amount of time thinking about adding a new family member to your household you’ve decided to adopt a dog…. congratulations! Whether you adopt through a shelter, a reputable rescue group or perhaps a situation in which someone is rehoming a dog, you’re making a difference to an animal in need. After[...]
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