Dog Relations New York Training Studio

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We now have a studio! The home-like atmosphere of the studio allows us to teach dogs and puppies manners that will transfer easily when they are back home. Sessions at the studio can be tailored to your needs. New services by Dog Relations NYC: Park and Train & SpaDoggy Would you like to “park” your…

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Dog Training: Understanding Reinforcement

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My dog is stubborn! He doesn’t listen! Wait….really? Maybe the “stubborn” behavior is the result of your own behavior. Maybe you have inadvertently sent out messages that reinforce the dog to be “deaf". Don’t underestimate the power of intermittent reinforcement! If you reinforce a dog’s behavior in some way, he will try that behavior again.…

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Forced Socialization and Bite Inhibition

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I frankly was not aware of Ian Dunbar’s theory that the playtime before puppy class where the pups are allowed to run free was to teach them bite inhibition. I always knew that bite inhibition was taught much earlier, when the pup was still with his mom and litter mates. That aside, there seem to…

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Training your dog with positive reinforcement

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Just because you say it, doesn't mean it's going to happen I think one of the biggest misconceptions people have about a dog's learning process is that they think the dog can conceptualize new verbal input. Let's take the famous "sit" example. What actually makes the dog understand "sit" and perform the "sit" reliably is…

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A different kind of sensibility

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When I am out walking my dogs I try very hard to act like a "normal" dog owner and not a trainer. But tonight I experienced something that was deeply disturbing to me. I was walking Zeldi and we ran into a sweet young Labradoodle. They clearly were interested in one another but the Labradoodle seemed subdued…

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Using your leash as a learning tool

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Let's be practical here. As much as you would like to shape behaviors but not force the dog by molding or yanking (an example for molding would be: putting the dog into a sit position by pressing on his butt until the butt hits the floor) or teaching a sit stay by yanking on the leash…

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Dilemma?

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A couple of days ago a client mentioned that her brand new puppy yaps and whines when in the play pen and that she was ignoring the yapping and yelping and she expects that the behavior will stop if she ignores it. Hmmmm...yes. But I am thinking: what is the fallout here? Will puppy actually…

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Puppies: Behavior vs “Obedience”

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So, here you are and you have a growing, teething puppy and you are confronted with a mountain of natural but undesirable behaviors. From jumping up and nipping and shredding your arms and clothes to pulling on leash or just sitting there not wanting to move, or picking up every disgusting piece of crap from…

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