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Clicker Training Blog
Don't mind your dog giving a woof or two when people pass or approach the house—but want him to stop when you've got the message?
It used to be that when I pulled into my driveway I could see my papillon's head bouncing up and down in the window. He was so excited to see me, and I was equally excited to see him! While the bouncing never bothered me, it was accompanied by wild barking. So, as an alternate behavior, I taught him to bring me a toy. Here's how you can do the same:
Teach your dog that an open door is not an open invitation to the outside world.
Q. I have reviewed all of your content on crate training—thank you! All of the articles suggest using the crate to support housebreaking, but also say not to rush crate use
There are many reasons you should avoid punishing your dog or puppy if you find an "accident" in your house.
One of the joys of holding ClickerExpo in Stamford, Connecticut, is that a number of folks from the greater New York area attend. My own roots are completely in New England, and my sports team allegiances are clear. But, not only did I spend time working and living in New York, I married a woman whose family roots and friendships stretch long and deep in the boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan; to Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties; and, yes, even into New Jersey. To top it off, Karen Pryor grew up in New York City and her fondness for the city, like mine, is palpable.