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New article posted! Tools. From clickers to treat dispensers to leashes, collars, and more. We have an amazing variety of tools to choose from when training our dogs. But no matter the tool, if it is used poorly or improperly it can do more harm that good. The greatest tool we have as dog trainers lies between our ears. Learn all you can and develop your skills. That's the secret to good training!

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There is a lot of talk about aggressive dogs and dog aggression. But many of us know that most of the dogs people call "aggressive" are really frightened and reactive dogs who are acting out. It is important to help these reactive dogs but the first thing we need to do is help them feel safe. And that may take some effort and even some help. After all, a frightened dog can't learn!

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Sometimes working hard doesn't produce the results we expect. Just because I put a lot of effort into something doesn't mean I'm doing it right. Paying attention to good technique can make all the difference in your dog training. How you train is more important that how MUCH you train!

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Did you know Dogwise, iTunes and Amazon all carry Eric's ebooks? In addition, you can order them directly from our website. http://www.caninenation.ca/store

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Eric: I love watching my dogs. But I wasn't always looking at them admiringly. There was a time when I was monitoring them, looking for something they were doing wrong. Then modern training taught me to look more carefully at my dogs and I was amazed at what I was able to see!
http://lifeasahuman.com/2016/pets/watching-the-dog/

Just over 30 min till our Canine Nation Trainers hangout! You can watch live or afterwards at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujgiwZ3kfdM

Don't forget about our Trainers Hangout tomorrow night! We'll be discussing "training criteria" (the good, the bad, the ugly) at 6:30 PM PST tomorrow. You can watch it live or catch the replay here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tYKLvGztig

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This week's article! We own large breed dogs and for us training our dogs is not an option. We cannot have them barking and jumping up on people. That can be frightening to some people. Those same behaviours in small breed dogs can be considered "cute." But allowing them to happen can lead to problems. Small dogs present owners with special training challenges but they can be overcome!



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Reminder! This Thursday is our Canine Nation Trainers Hangout on Air. We'll be discussing what self-rewarding behaviour is (and isn't). It's always available after the broadcast on YouTube if you can't join us live.
 Please post any questions here or in the Event for us to review.

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If you want a chance to re-read it, here's the article we'll be talking about in tomorrow's Trainers Hangout! It'll be available for replay after the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJZDscsg8sk
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