How to Safely Transfer a Small Dog from Person-to-Person

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Knowing how to safely transfer a dog from one person to the next is really handy if you work in a veterinary clinic, shelter, or kennel. Here is one method you can use, but be sure to first practice on friendly dogs until you have the technique down.

Are Head Collars on Dogs Dangerous or Safe? It’s All About Technique!

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Head halters attached to leashes are tools designed to help you control your dog by guiding their head, just as halters and lead ropes are used to help control horses. But are they safe for dogs who are likely to run to the end of their leash? Dr. Yin explains the use of head halters and how to use them safely.

Was It Just a Little Bite or More? Evaluating Bite Levels in Dogs

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One way to find out how serious a bite may be is to acknowledge that different levels of bites exist. Bite levels range from minor to so severe they lead to death. Dr. Ian Dunbar first developed this bite levels system. I’m providing my modified description of these levels here.

Help, My Dog Bites! How to Deal with Dogs Who Bite

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If your dog bites or has bitten someone in the past, it is important to work with him so that it doesn’t happen again. Here are some tips and tools for training dogs so that they are safe around new people.

Help! My Vet is Scaring My Dog!

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Some veterinarians aren’t aware when a dog’s body language indicates they are fearful. Here are some steps to take to encourage your vet to interact properly with your pet.

Dog Training Classes Can and Should Be More than Sit, Stay, Stand

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Dog training classes can and should be more than sit, stay, stand. From focusing on their owner to controlling impulse control, our global approach allows the dog-human teams to improve at an incredibly fast rate and provides a structured way for humans and their dogs to really enjoy each other’s company.

The Learn to Earn Program: Developing Leadership in Humans and Impulse Control in Dogs

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Dr. Yin’s version of the Learn to Earn Program teaches humans the leadership skills they will need, as well as teaching impulse control in dogs. From excessive barking and jumping, to aggression and separation anxiety, one of the common issues is that these dogs tend to lack impulse control and their humans need to find better ways to provide guidance and leadership.