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Handler Training Skills

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Creative Ways to Deliver Training Treats to Your Service Dog
Running out of Idea for creative delivery of food treats for your dog?  Using a bit of imagination can...
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Training Reinforcers
There are many options that can be used as reinforcers for teaching and training your service dog while...
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Common Training Errors Made by Owner-Trainers of Service Dogs
Learn some common errors we see with owner-trainers and how to solve them. How many of these do you...
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So you have a behavior problem with your Service Dog in training!
Where do you get Help?
The bigger question you need to understand before answering this question is “What’s the difference...
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The First and Most Important Step to Solving Behavior Issues in Service Dogs
Wouldn’t it be great if we could figure out what’s going on in our dog’s heads and solve our dog’s behavior?...
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Teaching Your Dog To Stay in Position While Moving
Ever wonder how good trainers can teach their dog to walk nicely on leash without any correction tools?...
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The 6 Laws of Learning as Applied to Barking
As a service dog trainer, it's crucial to know Laws of Learning for effective behavior treatment plans....
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Easy Way to Teach a Forward Puller to Start Unconsciously Paying Attention
to Leash Pressure.
Many dogs will pull hard when on a standard 4 to 6-foot (1.2-2m) leash. The trick is to teach them to...
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Want to Become a Better Trainer for Your Service Dog Candidate?
The vast majority of mistakes your dog makes are actually handler training errors. Here is a list of...
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Teaching Your Service Dog to Heel
There is much confusion in the service dog world about what is heeling is and isn't. Before we can start...
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Counter Conditioning
Learn about Desensitization and counter conditioning and how they are often paired together to achieve...
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Are You a Recipe Trainer or a Concept Trainer?
Your approach to dog training can make or break your service dog’s success! Everyone has skills...
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