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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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Should I Get an Attack Dog?

The answer to this complicated question is simple: not now, not ever.

An “attack dog” is an animal who, either through an accident of genetics or intentional (and sometimes unintentional) training, is on the offensive. This translates not to a sense of security for the owner, but to unpredictability and instability in the dog. In other words, a danger to …

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