Learning  Dog Blog

Drop-In Classes: It's like training on demand! Nov 17, 2023
Starting in January, 2024, The Learning Dog Academy will be offering a new way to meet your dog’s training needs. Drop-In Training classes for puppies, adolescents, and adults! No more waiting for the next session to start. You can begin anytime. 
 
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How Can I Make My Dog Happier? Answer: Enrichment (and It's Good for You, Too!) dog behavior enrichment living with dogs multi-species home species-specific behavior Oct 26, 2023
Enrichment is critical to the well-being of your pets. But what is enrichment? According to Oxford Learners Dictionary, enrichment is "the act of improving the quality of something, often by adding something to it". (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/enrichment)
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Good, Tolerable, or Toxic: How Does Stress Affect Dogs? certified dog trainer dog behavior dog temperament dog trainer stressanddogs trauma in dogs Oct 26, 2023
 
 
 
Stress, it’s something to avoid. Right? It Depends.
As a trainer, I use the phrase “it depends” a lot. Working with humans and other species (dogs, cats, fish, chickens) I have a single goal: well-being for everyone. What works well for me may not...
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Got Doggie Problems? Hire the Right Trainer certified dog trainer dog trainer life with dog obedience Oct 26, 2023
 
 
 
I am a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. Should you hire me? Maybe. Or maybe not. Before hiring a trainer, consider why you brought a dog into your family and what you imagine life will be like with a dog. Did you bring a dog home on impulse?...
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Leash Laws: Love 'em or Hate 'em, It's Still the Law leash laws leash walking life with dogs off leash dogs Oct 26, 2023
 
 
 
 
 
 
You may have strong feelings about leash law requirements. Perhaps your dog has been the victim of an attack by off-leash dogs. Or maybe you’ve been bitten by an off-leash dog. Recently, a client’s dog was injured when an...
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Social Butterfly or Homebody? How Social is YOUR Dog? dog temperament group training classes life with dogs obedience shy dog social dog Oct 26, 2023
 
 
 
Everyone has an image of the ideal dog in their mind. My ideal and your ideal are probably different. That’s fine because my dog, lifestyle, and expectations differ from yours. Is your dog a social butterfly or a homebody? Does your dog have the skills and the...
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Muddy Paw Prints, Couch Covers, and Vacuum Cleaners: Real Life in a Multi-Species Home kids and dogs life with dogs multi-species home Oct 26, 2023

Have you ever considered the complexity of living  in a multi-species home? Think about it for a moment. How many different species live within your home? What does that mean in everyday life? How do we negotiate the needs of each species and make life enjoyable for all?

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