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Real-World Solutions to Dog Training Challenges

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Here at the Inquisitive Canine, we love and appreciate inquisitive people! You inspire us to explore practical, fun solutions to everyday challenges faced by pets and the people who love them. So, this month, we’re launching a new series of posts featuring easy-to-replicate techniques and skills that are sure to bring out the best in your best friend, whether at home or out in the big wide world. 

Your dog’s behavior in your home and in public is determined by dynamic factors that are often overlooked in traditional ‘obedience’ training. In addition to training tips, our recipes for success focus on managing your pup’s environment and helping you understand canine behavior. With this foundation, you can teach your dog good manners through methods that reward and motivate. 

Here’s a sneak peek! In this series, we will:

  • Dig into problem digging. If Fido has the urge to dig, providing the time and place for him to do it will make you all happy!
  • Treat you to solutions for begging. Ignoring a pesky pup is one approach, but it’s difficult for humans to do, which is why teaching an alternate behavior is best. 
  • Walk you through polite leash manners (and other matters of impulse control). Let’s face it, if dogs had a high level of impulse control, they wouldn’t be dogs. (Maybe this is one of the many reasons we appreciate them and find them so gosh darn cute!) Pulling on leash to get to something, jumping up to greet, and bolting through the door all are reasons that it’s important to teach them what we want them to do instead. 
  • Share helpful resources on resource guarding. Resource guarding is a common, instinctual behavior in all animals (including humans!), so it’s important to teach dogs that it’s beneficial for them to share their stuff. Using positive reinforcement-based training methods that address guarding issues, as well as prevention, can curb guarding challenges.

Get ready to discover how using a pawsitive, proven, love-of-dog approach to training can foster joyful, mutually respectful relationships between pets and their families. 

Thank you for joining us on this dog behaviors series adventure. We hope you will stay inquisitive and stay tuned right here for answers to commonly asked dog behavior questions!

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