Category Archives: Management

What’s an Antecedent Arrangement?

One of the classifications in Dr. Susan Friedman’s Humane Hierarchy that is pretty unfamiliar to most of us dog trainers is called “Antecedent Arrangements.” And look, it is on the more desirable end of the hierarchy! There’s no speed bump, caution … Continue reading

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Sound Masking for Reactive Dogs

If you have: a dog who reacts to noises while at home; a smart phone or tablet that can send a signal to wireless speakers; and wireless speakers …I have a hint to share.**  What I’m going to describe is … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Dog a Pill: Several Methods

Emergency Method: If you are currently in a struggle trying to administer a pill to a reluctant dog, try the multiple meatball method. The other techniques in this blog are specialized and probably won’t help in an emergency situation. Link … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now! The Benefits of Window Film for the Household with Reactive Dogs

Do you have a reactive dog, or one who simply barks too much at things he sees out the window? And do you also care about how your house looks and value natural light ? There is something you can … Continue reading

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