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Go Touch! Teaching Your Dog a Target Send Behavior

Go Touch! Teaching Your Dog a Target Send Behavior

Mastering a target send behavior is required for some obedience and rally training. In the upper levels of rally, your dog will need to know how to send to a cone, whereas higher level obedience exercises involve sending the dog straight across the ring, away from...

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2023: A Year in Review at Golden Paws Dog Training

2023: A Year in Review at Golden Paws Dog Training

What an exciting year 2023 has been!  Take a look at the review of 2023!   First off, last year was our 15th year in business!  Wow!!  It's incredible how far Golden Paws has come, from teaching in a tiny classroom in an old school to opening up a brand-new...

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Gates: A Useful Tool for Fronts and Finishes

Gates: A Useful Tool for Fronts and Finishes

Wire training gates can be a very useful tool for teaching and maintaining many obedience, rally, and agility behaviors.  In this blog, we’ll discuss how I use gates to train fronts and finishes.   What are Training Gates? First, what are training gates and where...

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Six Fun Games For Bonding Between Kids and Dogs

It’s so heartwarming to watch your dog and kids grow up together, the best of friends.  Games between kids and dogs can be a great way to foster that relationship.  When playing these fun games together, kids and dogs should be supervised.   NOTE: Don’t play...

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A Simple Process for Generalizing Behaviors

If your dog can give you a reliable cute sit in the kitchen, but can’t do it in the backyard, you might need to work on generalizing behaviors!   Generalization means the dog can apply a concept in many different situations.  When you teach a dog a new behavior,...

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