June 2020

June 30, 2020

  • Different kinds of barking
  • How to manage alert barking
  • How to prevent guarding at the dog park
  • Preparing for a new move
  • Puppy is less willing to walk
  • Is there an optimal order for training skills?
  • Should you practice in sets or random?
  • Differences between Pre-Mack and recall
  • Jumping up on people during greets
  • Challenges with bite inhibition
  • Managing the mutual excitement of a puppy with a toddler
  • How to help puppies learn to like the long term containment area?
  • The distinction between play and potential aggression in dogs
  • Ideas for socialization at the cottage
  • How to reinforce ‘leave it’ and ‘drop it’
  • Fireworks 

June 23, 2020

  • Puppy gets worried when someone jumps into water
  • Stealing shoes and clothing 
  • Jumping up on visitors
  • Prioritizing training cues for puppies
  • Jumping on table while eating
  • When do you condition a puppy to start being alone?
  • How long should it take for the puppy not to bite at all?
  • Car sickness
  • Chasing objects 
  • Bathtime
  • Anxiety and car sickness
  • Bully sticks
  • Saying a dog’s name before the cue
  • Are we planning on opening up a centre for live classes?
  • Dog parks
  • How to prevent chewing wood furniture
  • At what age can you take your puppy to do the dog park?
  • Paw handling and nail cutting
  • Mat training
  • Prevent digging in the yard 

June 16, 2020

  • Counter/Table surfing
  • Establishing leadership
  • Being “alpha”
  • Fear based behaviour
  • Fear period in dogs
  • Pulling on walks
  • Following the most active person
  • Dogs and cats
  • Big dog and little puppy play
  • How much is too rough in play?
  • Distractions on a walk
  • Refusing to move on a walk
  • Behaviour patterns
  • Phasing out the treats on a walk 

June 9, 2020

  • Differences between hand targeting and recall
  • How much exercise should you give your dog?
  • Running away from the leash
  • Recall cues
  • Recommendations for cottage trips
  • Introducing a puppy to swimming
  • Crate training
  • Zoomies
  • New clubs in the membership
  • Potty training puppies
  • Car rides 

June 2, 2020

  • Growling and nipping when picking up a puppy 
  • Puppies biting 
  • How long can I walk my puppy?
  • Should I teach my dog “heel”?
  • At what age is it okay for a puppy to jump?
  • Balance training
  • Eager dog greeters 
  • Adapting a dog to a new house
  • Humping
  • Resource guarding
  • Dogs barking out the window
  • Counter surfing
  • Different kinds of barking and what they mean
  • Tugging the leash on a walk 
  • Keeping a steady pace during a walk