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Pet owners seeking to educated themselves on dog behavior and training have a vast resource in the internet. However, it can be difficult for even experienced dog owners to sift through all the conflicting (not to mention just plain erroneous) dog training and behavior advice. Canine Behavior Services offers these free articles in an effort to help pet owners "sort the wheat from the chaff" when it comes to dog training advice.

Below you can browse our expanding free article section, as well as our newsletter and training tip archives. Please visit again soon!



Articles by Julie A Cantrell, BSc, CDBC, CPDT, Canine Behavior Services

Effective Communication in Dog Training - getting the most out of your training time means learning to communicate effectively with your dog.

Help! My Dog Isn't Listening! - even trained dogs will occasionally "fail to respond" as we might like. This article discusses some possibilities to consider, and ways to get back on track when your dog “isn’t listening”.

Follow-Through: It's Not Just for Golfers! - When dogs respond inconsistently to our commands, it's almost always because we have taught them to do just that. This article discusses the importance of following through when you direct your dog.

I'm Getting a Puppy - What Do I Do? - questions and answers on how to make your new puppy's first week home a success!


Making Sense of Your Dog's Behavior and Training

Canine Behavior Services helps you make sense of dog behavior and training with our complementary Dog Behavior & Training Tips. You'll get simple and sensible Training Tips as they come out. Training Tips are a positive way to make training fun, filled with practical tips and tricks that dog trainers use every day. They're sure to help you bring out the best in your dog. Sign up here to get yours!


Training Tip and Newsletter Archives


Dog Behavior & Training Tips

January 23, 2011 - Coming When Called: The Importance of Avoiding Negative Associations
January 16, 2011 - The One Person Dog -- Tips To Help Your Dog "Spread The Love"
January 7, 2011 -  Making the Most of Puppy Training: Coming When Called

June 6, 2010 - Teaching Your Dog to Stay: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

May 16, 2010 - Break it Down for Better Stays
May 9, 2010 - 4 Tips for Teaching Your Dog More Reliable Stays
May 2, 2010 - Association: The (Nearly) Effortless Dog Training Approach 

April 25, 2010 - Learning to Relax - More Tips on Encouraging Calm Focus in Your Dog
April 11, 2010 - A Sampling of Positive Options For Dealing With Unwanted Behavior
April 4, 2010 - The Dog Who Barks at Everything - A Simple, Effective Approach

March 28, 2010 - Using Your Dog's Chase Instincts To Improve Obedience
March 21, 2010 - Brain Work is Exercise, Too! Warm Ups and Cool Downs for Your Training Sessions
March 14. 2010 - Just Say No? Or, Filling in the Information Gap
March 7, 2010 - Using Food Rewards: Let the Reward Fit the Task

February 28, 2010 - One Behavior, One Cue
February 21, 2010 - Getting the Most Out of "Good"
February 14, 2010 - Winter Games For Dogs
February 7, 2010 - Follow Through: It's Not Just For Golfers

January 31, 2010 - Pay Attention to Where Your Attention Goes



March 2010



Off Site Articles

Dominance—Making Sense of the Nonsense - a truly well thought-out, dispassionate, intelligent article on the whole "dominance debate". By Roger Abrantes.

Crate Training Your Dog - an excellent article on positively introducing your pup or dog to staying calmly in his crate. By the Denver Dumb Friends League.

Separation Anxiety - looks at the forms of separation anxiety, possible causes, and a general program for treatment. By Michelle L. Douglas, CPDT, CDBC.

Running With Your Dog - very nice, well-rounded article on getting your dog into this great form of exercise. By Andrew Nelson.






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