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How to Avoid Dog Bites

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Learn how to avoid dog bites, whether from fearful dogs or playful puppies. Dogs can bite for many reasons, so its important to know how to read their body language and act appropriately in order to avoid getting hurt.

Podee is Dog Aggressive

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Podee is dog aggressive. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin trains Podee to perform behaviors around other dogs in order for him to form a positive association. She uses the basic Say Please by Sitting exercise and turns it into a fun game.

How to Train a Stallion

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Ever wondered how to train a stallion using positive reinforcement? Watch this video to see how a clicker, some tasty treats, and good timing are all you need to teach this massive animal to behave correctly.

Stallion is Bad for the Farrier

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This stallion is bad for the farrier. Watch how he is counter conditioned to learn that good things happen when he holds still for shoeing.

Food Aggression: Ben Guards the Food Bowl

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Food aggression is a common problem among dogs. Ben the golden retriever is very possessive of his food and has bitten his owner in the past. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin uses several common approaches of fixing his aggression before finding one that works.

Dog Nail Trim: Training a Dog to Enjoy Toenail Trims

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Many people dread the dog nail trim, since a lot of dogs dislike having it done. Watch how Dr Sophia Yin and her assistant are able to work together to teach this dog that nail trims equal treats!

How Dogs Learn: Shaping Zoe into a Box

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Have you ever wondered how dogs learn? Operant conditioning, or trial and error learning, is one way in which dogs learn new behaviors. In this video, Dr Sophia Yin trains her australian cattle dog, Zoe, to put two feet into a box. Watch how Zoe figures out what to do!