Dog Jumps Through Hoop: Part 1

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Today is Lucy’s second day of transitioning to jumping through my arms. After practicing through a smaller and smaller hoop a bunch of times, I try with my arms.

Dog Jumps Through Hoop: Part 2

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It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on Lucy. In fact, I still have to go back and fill you in on all of the juicy details from last summer. In the meantime, I have her this week to work on a few issues that have been cropping up.

Dante’s New Scratch Post Complements his Colors

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After painting the house to complement Dante’s photogenic coloration, I decided to go the next step and get him a really cool scratching post. He never used scratching posts in his last home, but this one he just can’t resist.

Dante’s New Scratch Post Complements his Colors

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After painting the house to complement Dante’s photogenic coloration, I decided to go the next step and get him a really cool scratching post. He never used scratching posts in his last home, but this one he just can’t resist.

101 Things to Do with a Box

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I used to think that the behavior of just waiting for the human to provide a clue, the way your dog is, was a result of a dog being a cross-over from traditional force-based training methods. Or, that the dog had always been lured such that he never had to problem solve. While this is probably the case to some extent, sometimes it’s more than that.

Training Multiple Dogs to Sit Politely to Go Out

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Do you have suggestions for training in a multiple dog household? Of my three dogs, two are “sitting to say please” to go out. The other dog refuses. I started letting the two go on out and making the refuser stay until she sits. But she still refuses to sit at the same time as the others. How do I reinforce behaviors properly with three dogs who don’t always respond the same way or at the same time? (All three dogs are eleven years old.)