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Dog training has been a huge part of my life for over ten years, in that time I’ve loved helping you and your dogs, thank you for allowing me in to your homes and trusting me with your fur kids. … Continue reading

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Video: Mat Training 101

Mat training your dog can provide you with a tool to use to settle him in any environment. It does take some time though so be patient and treat it as positive time spent with your dog for their behavioural … Continue reading

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My Puppy Hates The Crate

I get lots of questions from people all over the world and many recently have been surrounding puppies who hate the crate. Check out my latest video addressing crate training fundamentals on the doglifetraining YouTube channel.

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Lay Down/Drop Part II

Here’s part two of working on “drop” with your dog, have some fun with it. Drop isn’t a critical skill so take your time and allow your dog to enjoy the puzzle. In other news, I’ve been receiving heaps of … Continue reading

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Learning From Meal Time Manners

Almost every person who calls me will say the following. “I know my dog can learn fast, I taught him to sit for his meals after only a couple of days. Now, he sits as soon as I pick up his … Continue reading

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