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The Layered Stress Model

Every dog has a threshold at which it fails to perform. There is always a breaking point. That can mean that distractions become too intense for a dog to still follow obedience commands. It can be that a fearful dog is getting too stressed and shuts down or blows up.
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How to Train a Dog

Apparently there is no limit to the number of different training methods trainers advocate. Common names are clicker training, treat-based training, positive-only training, rewards training, force training, etc. What should a dog owner choose? What is the right way? It can be confusing. Unfortunately, many dog trainers and dog trainer schools contribute to this confusion,,,
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The Dog – A Brief History

The earliest known domesticated dog was found at a German burial site dated 14,000 B.C. Dogs were thought to have worked cooperatively with humans to locate and announce the position of prey wounded by hunters. A recent study in the journal Science, however, which looked at mitochondrial DNA from dogs, wolves, coyotes, and jackals—concluded that wolves and dogs may have genetically diverged much earlier...
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Dog Trainer Certifications and Licensing

Dog trainer certifications and licenses are unburdened by any kind of national or state standards. It's literally the Wild West.

But, it's a good idea to choose professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled for any service you need. This is no different with dog trainers. With professionals such...

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Dog Collars – The Different Styles and Their Purpose

Dog owners are confronted with a wide variety of dog collars today. You can find thousands of different designs of regular dog collars alone. In addition, there is a wide range of specialized training collars. This can make it really confusing as to what dog collar to choose.

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