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Curtis Craig
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Owner of The Calm K9 - Serving Central Florida
Owner of The Calm K9 - Serving Central Florida

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Puppy Training Orlando

Often we associate a dog that isn't being hyper, running around, wagging his tail or constantly wanting to be with you as an unhappy dog.

However when a dog is in that state of mind behaviors ( nipping, jumping, grabbing the first thing he/she can as they run by, not listening) that are unwanted usually go hand in hand because they are more adrenalized.
This creates cloudy thinking, or a mindset that doesn't allow them to think as clearly.

It's like you being at a concert or at a football game. The excitement and noise of the crowd, or music, gets you pumped. Your so excited and swept up with the atmosphere, so naturally your energy is different.

Your responses to people may be different. Your reactions to someone standing over you, bumping you, or cutting in line. This might be a little different than if you were at church, at home reading a book, or enjoying family time. This calmer state doesn't make you sad or unhappy. However you more than likely would be able to make better choices than you would at the game or concert.
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Puppy socialization – is the most important thing you can do to help your puppy grow into a calm, happy, well-adjusted adult.

http://thecalmk9.com/dog-training-articles/puppy-socialization-key-raising-well-adjusted-dog/
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One of the great things about how we train is that if the owners continue what we started the dogs get better and better over time. This is because we don't have our clients spend a certain amount of time training their dogs or running drills..... Our training is a lifestyle so it becomes routine and the dogs just keep getting better!! So does their relationship!
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When someone sees a calm dog that isn't running around playing, always asking to go out, or pacing from window to window that he/ she is sad. Why do we, as people, feel that a dog has to be hyper/ excited in order to be happy?

When you get your dog excited you are just loading them of adrenaline. When this happens, the excitement often builds to a point that it turns into frustration. Mixing the two together only builds the perfect storm.

When a dog is in this state of mind they usually make poor choices... this can lead to a plethora of unwanted behavior. When this happens you are simply embedding bad habits without even realizing it.

Soon you will see your once well behaved pooch turn into one with anxiety and a constant state of mind of anxiety or or just spastic. This is no bueno.

The truth is a calm dog can be happy while being calm. Calm leads to clear heads, relaxation .. which leads to more freedom of being able to have happy tails.
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🏝🏝Mango is officially out of here and on her way back to the Bahamas!🏝🏝

Mango and Dad are stationed at a Naval Base in the Bahamas. One day while they were out walking an off leash dog approached them and a fight ensued. While this was happening Mango Dad, as well as the owner started breaking up the fight. In the process the off leash dog's mom a bite.

Mango was deemed aggressive and was instructed that he had 3 days to get her off the island and into a rehabilitation program. This is how Mango found herself in one of our rehabilitation programs.

Mango was with us for 5 weeks. During this period we pushed her to the limits after we taught her how to respond with thinking first, reacting second. We are so happy to see her mentally more in tuned.

She is quite the happy dog. Mango is well mannered and pretty laid back. During her stay we saw mild bouts of anxiety, however it was easily fixed. She displayed clear thinking in any situation, and so it was time to get back home with Dad so should he enjoy island life again!

Dad finally got the clearance to bring Mango home. We are so happy for her and dad. These two truly work as a team. Dad is super dedicated and on board with the training. Cant wait to get updates on their adventures!

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DOG TRAINER ORLANDO FL DOG TRAINING FLORIDA

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Piano Lessons For Your Dog

Are you listening to what your dog is telling you? It is easy to miss all the small stuff as well as what they are trying to say. When a dog is acting out or displaying behaviors that are naughty, they are generally trying to let us know something. Dog’s don’t / can’t express to us that they have something going on the same way that a human can. This is why it is so important to take all the little stuff and paint the big picture!
Let’s use a dog that is getting into things, such as the trash or even getting into your purse and dragging all the contents out around the house. Getting into the laundry basket and leaving a trail of laundry behind him/ her. He/ she will often have spurt of energy or will bring you toys. All of these bad choices is telling you more than he/ she is being naughty. They are telling you that the dog is bored and needs more exercise. A lot of people see good exercise for their dog as going out back and running zoomies or playing fetch with them for an hour.

Yes this does physically get their body moving however it gets their mind going a hundred miles an hour as well. It’s like taking a kid to Chuckie Cheese. You get them playing in the pit of balls, running around playing games so physically they are expanding more energy. However, mentally you are creating more energy. Think of how “wired” they are when they get home. It is almost like you gave them a gallon of Kool Aid with lots of extra sugar. Now think about taking your kid to piano lessons. There is very limited physical excursion, however when they get home they are generally more calm and mentally tired. This is because you exercised them mentally.

What they need is for their physical and mental needs to be met. You can do this with a nice healthy structured walk, or the pace command. When you go for a walk you need it to have rules and limitation. Just like the piano lesson. You can’t go into a lesson and just bang on the keys, you have structure and guidance from your leader/ teacher. On the was you need to get them to a place where they aren’t pulling, marking or up to causing mischief. Instead they are able to relax and focus on you instead of everything else.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t go play fetch, or do fun stuff with your dog. Just take the time to meet both their physical and mental needs. Once you do this you will have a calmer dog, and a better relationship!! http://thecalmk9.com/wordpress/piano-lessons-dog/
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