Posts Tagged “fearfulness”

Dog Training Should Solve Problems, Not Suppress Symptoms

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by FetchMasters

There is a dog training equivalent to that old saying: You can’t see the forest through the trees. The saying points to a state of mind in which people cannot see the “big picture” because they are focused on all the minutia. In dog training, it sometimes is tempting to focus on solving undesirable symptoms […]

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Your Dog: Dumb, Defiant, or Stressed?

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by FetchMasters

Nobody promised me a rose garden, but sometimes I wish someone would have. Life has been stressful lately: teenager issues, running a business, multiple projects with tight deadlines, financial obligations — you know, the same junk you deal with. But when life is stressful, I put on a happy face, work hard and try not […]

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The Real Dog Training Secret

Posted on August 25th, 2012 by FetchMasters

There is a dog training program advertised online as “The Dog Training Secret.” It claims to be able to cure 19 of your dog’s behavior woes in just 6 days. Truth is, there are no secrets in dog training – although there are trainers akin to snake oil salesmen who would suggest otherwise. Based on […]

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Advocating for Your Fearful Dog – Just Say No

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by FetchMasters

“What if somebody asks to pet my dog?” It is a question I often get from clients with fearful dogs. Tonight I was at Office Depot getting some copies made when I felt my dog, Alie, squeezing her body between my legs and the counter. In retrospect, I guess I saw the little girl approaching […]

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