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Articles de la catégorie positive reinforcement - Only Pawsitive Solutions

Trigger stacking

What is trigger stacking? Trigger stacking refers to an accumulation of stress that can push the dog to react « suddenly and without warning ». Basically, It’s the snowball effect: when a lot of little things add up to become a big thing, just like for…

RECOMMENDATION LIST

This list will be updated regularly but here are the « must have » for your dog(s). ENRICHMENT Kong : Lots of very useful tools created by KONG and elaborated with international dog trainers. Interactive toys that would keep your dog busy and happy. Puzzles: Nina Ottosson…

Dog parks: yes or no?

Today I went with a friend to a dog park, where she brings her dog from time to time, to let him play with his best friend. It was supposed to be a quiet hour there, after lunch time. But we ended up with…

Get ready to bring your rescue home

You decided to adopt a rescue dog, congratulations! For this beautiful gesture to be followed by a great arrival at home, here are some tips and information to consider. What to do before bringing Doggo to his new forever home : It always is…

THANK YOUR DOG FOR GROWLING!

growling dog

Thanking my dog for growling? What a weird idea! Often misinterpreted, growling is seen as a behavior that needs to be reprimanded, that we can’t tolerate. For a lot of people, a dog shouldn’t growl whatever the situation is. How many times have you…

DITCH THE BOWL!

Why do we feed our pets in a bowl? It is something we do mechanically, without thinking about it. But why do we do it? Because we eat from a plate and then transpose this way of eating to our pet? Because it’s cleaner?…

How to approach a dog (correctly)

You love dogs and would like to pet them all? Me too! But have you ever asked yourself if they want you to pet them? Approaching a dog, even one you know, needs some assessment and to respect the dogs limits. In short, be…

Understand and meet your dog’s needs

Like us, Doggo needs many things for his day to be good and complete. Do you think you know your dog’s needs? Do you know how to meet your dog’s needs? If his activities’ ratio isn’t reached, the day might seem veeeeery long to…

Choosing Positive Reinforcement

Patte dans la main - Adoption

To choose a dog trainer or an animal behaviorist is to choose an educative method, which is not without significance! I have chosen to learn and to use positive reinforcement for my personalized training programs. Let me elaborate on this a bit more.  Traditional methods VS….

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