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Tips on improving your dog’s behavior

Articles

  • Housetraining Tips – Put your puppy on the right path to being 100% housetrained
  • Crate Training ABCs – Get your puppy to love being in her crate – so you can take a break!
  • Nip It In The Bud – How to stop common behavior problems like jumping, inappropriate barking, nipping, and more
  • Is My Dog Stubborn? – Make your dog more responsive using cause-and-effect behavioral conditioning
  • When “It’s Okay”…Isn’t Okay – How comforting your dog at the wrong time rewards and reinforces fearful behavior
  • Nail Clipping – Get the right equipment and learn where to cut to avoid hurting your dog
  • Kong Stuffing Recipes – Stuff your dog’s Kong with these fantastic foods for hours of entertainment!
  • Fun Interactive Games at Home – Simple indoor and outdoor activities designed to improve specific canine behaviors, from jumping and chewing to coming when called
  • Use a Spoon – Puppies and small dogs present special challenges when training. This handout will teach you how to use a wooden or plastic spoon to extend your reach — and save your back when training little dogs.
  • Service Dog Guidelines  – Helpful hits on what to look for — and what to avoid — if selecting a shelter/rescue dog for your use as a service dog
  • Great Places To Socialize Your Puppy–  This handout will help you decide where to bring you puppy to help introduce them to new environments and experiences
  • Vocabulary List – list all the commands, and the definitions, your dog knows!
  • Don’t Shoot a Fly with a Bazooka… – A helpful handout to let you know the right times to use a correction and how to effectively give it to your dog.
  • Top 10 Signs of a Reputable Breeder – Anybody can breed dogs. However, here is a Top 10 list that sets Reuptable Breeders apart from “Backyard Breeders”.

Forms

  • AKC CGC Application – After your dog passes the Canine Good Citizen certification test, get your dog’s official title by submitting this form to the American Kennel Club
  • Housetraining Log – Measure your puppy’s potty training progress with this handy schedule spreadsheet
  • Obedience Training Log – An easy-to-use table that helps you track improvement of new behaviors (such as sit, down, stay, come, and more)
  • Novice Competition Training Log – For Novice Competition class students: accelerate your success by keeping records of training exercises
  • In Case of Accident – This fillable form includes clear instructions about who to contact and how to care for your dog should you ever become unexpectedly incapacitated
  • Photo Release– for 2016 Calendar Contest