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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Some Thoughts on Dog Behavior: Is your dog dumb, defiant or stressed?

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by FetchMasters

As with humans, dog behavior can be heavily influenced by stress. And understanding how to identify your dog’s stress, as well as how to help your dog through it, is a critical skill for both dog trainers and dog owners. Nobody promised me a rose garden, but sometimes I wish they would have. Life as […]

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The Real Dog Training Secret

Posted on August 25th, 2012 by FetchMasters

The “Dog Training Secret” … hmmm. I wrote this blog post a few years ago and figured it now was cosigned to the archives. However, I have seen a few ads pop up lately on social media for The Dog Training Secret. So, I decided to re-visit this post and update it. Since The Dog […]

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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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