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One Mistake Beginner Dog Trainers Make

If you’re new to training, you may inadvertently confuse your dog.  Here’s an example of one mistake beginner dog trainers make:

I watched my neighbor, a girl of sixteen, trying to teach her dog to go over a makeshift jump in her backyard.

Around in circles the two would go, without stopping, hopping over the low bar each time. Once, …

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Is Your Dog a Show Dog?

You may believe that your dog is show quality for the following reasons:

(1) He’s gorgeous.
(2) He’s “AKC.”
(3) The breeder said so.
(4) You paid a ton of money for him.

Any or all of the above may indicate that your dog is indeed special . . . or they may mean nothing. Let’s look at them, one …

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