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Good Dog: Leash Walking

Let’s walk together, please! by Johanna Teresi It's a common sight-a dog dragging its owner along by the leash. Dogs that pull can tempt owners to exercise their dog onl …

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Good Dog: Beat boredom, save a couch

Raising a good puppy citizen. by Johanna Teresi. Just like people, dogs need mental stimulation. Training prevents boredom. Puppies trained at a young age are better behaved as adu …

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Good Dog: Come…Again?

Training for the real world of distractions. -by Johanna Teresi Last month we discussed how to train an Emergency Come (EC) command in simple environments (inside your home and in …

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Good Dog: Huh, Come?

Yeah right! Train your dog to come when it matters most. -by Johanna Teresi One of the most important commands for a dog to obey happens to be one of the most difficult commands to …

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Good Dog: After “Sit” Comes “Down”

Gradual steps will help your dog get it. -by Johanna Teresi I bet your dog listens to "sit" but "down" is more of a challenge. Or maybe your dog will only …

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Good Dog: Leave That Alone, Please!

Teach your dog to keep his nose out of trouble. by Johanna Teresi Does your dog stick his nose or mouth in places that it doesn't belong? As soon as you drop food on the floor …

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Good Dog: Pay Attention to Me!

"Watch" this – my dog looks me in the eye. by Johanna Teresi Does your dog barely acknowledge you during your daily walks? Teaching your dog to "watch," or look …

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Good Dog: Help! My Dog Jumps Too Much!

Teach your dog the right way to welcome guests. by Johanna Teresi Is your dog so happy to see people that he jumps and licks them in the face? Of course your guests like a friendly …

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Good Dog: Teaching Your Dog to Settle

Every good doge needs a special place. Training your dog to go to a certain place on command until released is very helpful. Wouldn’t it be great to have your dog calmly lyin …

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Good Dog: Clicker Training

What is it? Why is it useful? Editor’s note: If you read CATALYST, chances are better than average that you’ve got a dog. So here’s a new monthly column on how to …

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