Friday , 21 July 2017

Ask A Trainer

Training Tip: When Teaching A New Behavior

Something to keep in mind when we teach our dog a new behavior, such as sit, stay, come or any other behavior:  It isn’t the dog’s responsibility to obey the cue to the behavior, but rather it is our responsibility to reward the dog for performing the behavior. Remember, the more a dog is reinforced for a behavior, the more …

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How To Find The Best Dog Trainer

Congratulations! You’ve just adopted or bought a new dog, or have gotten yourself a new puppy! Maybe you have a dog who needs to learn some basic manners, or perhaps you have a dog with some behavioral issues that you need some help with. Your dog might pull on leash, jump up while greeting, resource guards their food, or is …

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Help! Our Dog Growls At Us When She’s Eating!

Hi Meira, I’m writing for some help with our dog Lucky. She’s a very sweet lab cross that we adopted about 7 years ago, and is very sweet. She is a very good dog, and usually very good natured. Except around her food bowl. When she’s eating, she gets very upset if my husband or I walk near her. She …

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I Speak Up For Pit Bulls!

I’m sure many of you are just as concerned about the impending BSL enactment in Montreal as we are here at the Montreal Dog Blog, and how we can fight it. Lori Nanan and the wonderful folks at Your Pit Bull And You have stepped in to help us, by creating this fundraiser specifically for us here in Montreal, to help …

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How To Teach Your Dog To Stop Pulling On The Leash

Hi Meira, Hope this message finds you well. I have a question for you my dear. My girl Lady (Cocker Spaniel) pulls when I walk her, not even funny. She really is a sweet dog, and I love her a lot, but this pulling is driving me crazy! I also have some issues with my knee, and her pulling can …

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Victoria Stilwell’s “Inside Your Dog’s Mind” Seminar!

I am so excited about Victoria Stilwell‘s seminar, ‘Inside Your Dog’s Mind’ which is taking place on Saturday, April 30th, in Cornwall Ontario. Which is just an hour’s drive from Montreal. If you watch Animal Planet, then you’ve probably seen her very successful show ‘It’s Me or the Dog’ a few times, just as I have. Victoria is a world …

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Help! My Dog’s Play Biting Is Too Hard!

Hello, I have a ten month old Bernedoodle (half Bernese half poodle). He is still in his puppy stage and his biting has gotten better except for when we have him on his long leash on the back yard. Whenever he barks at the door we put him on the leash in the backyard for his to do his business. …

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Help! Puppy won’t stop nipping!

Hi Meira, We really need your help! We have an adorable 3 month old puppy named Mocha, who we love to bits! The only problem is that she is nipping us all the time, and we have no idea how to stop her. She has bitten both my boyfriend and I to the point of drawing blood, and has given …

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Help! My Dog Digs Under The Fence and Escapes!

We recently took in a young, medium/large male dog. We don’t know his age, breed, or much of his background. We know he was severely underweight and has injuries from being attacked by other dogs; it is our understanding that he was on a tie-out and unable to escape when attacked. He seems to be some mixture of hound and …

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Peeing Puppies

Hello Meira, I am hoping that you could help me out with my puppy! Jake is a 10 month old Chihuahua that I adopted two months ago. He is super sweet, and we love him to bits, but the peeing in the house is a real problem! I take him out often but he won’t pee outside, no matter how …

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