Archive for the “Behavior Modification” Category

Positive Snake Avoidance Training – An Interview with A Colorado Dog Trainer

Posted on May 1st, 2019 by FetchMasters

Dog Training is ever-evolving, and the Denver, Colorado, area is an epicenter of much of that evolution. Positive Snake Avoidance Training is one of the newest additions to the body […]

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Attitudes and Consequences in Dog Training

Posted on January 24th, 2019 by FetchMasters

This article is a collaboration between dog trainers Megan Wallace of Dogs Deciphered in Fort Collins, CO and Thomas Aaron of FetchMasters Dog Training in Denver, Colorado. We all know […]

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Should I Board-and-Train my Dog or Get Private Coaching?

Posted on October 31st, 2018 by FetchMasters

Potential clients frequently ask about the best options for training their dogs: private coaching, board-and-train or group classes. If you have decided to invest in dog training to improve your […]

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Is Your Dog Training Approach Confusing Your Dog?

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by FetchMasters

Dog training concepts typiclly are simple, and solving minor behavior problems often is just a matter of clear communication and rewarding alternate behaviors. But what is clear to humans is […]

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Clear Communication in Dog Training

Posted on June 26th, 2018 by FetchMasters

The word communication frequently pops up in the dog training world. Often it denotes animal communication, speaking with dogs on a psychic level. While I know nothing about that particular […]

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Dog Training: The Importance of a Solid Down-Stay

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by FetchMasters

The down-stay is a key tool in the FetchMasters dog training arsenal. We train it as a time-centric command, not as a distance-centric command (like a sit-stay). At some point […]

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The Causes of Leash Reactivity

Posted on January 31st, 2018 by FetchMasters

Leash reactivity (sometimes referred to as leash aggression) is rampant in Denver, Colorado. In fact, it is so widespread that we developed a specialized leash reactivity program to help us […]

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Why I Give Free Dog Training Advice

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by FetchMasters

People sometimes call my company hoping to get some free dog training advice. It is interesting for me to observe how my own attitudes towards giving free advice has changed […]

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