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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Dangerous Dog Aggression Issues

Dog aggression. It’s one of the biggest reasons that people… Dump their dogs on the side of the road. Send their dogs to shelters. Have their dogs euthanized. It’s heartbreaking and tragic, but it happens every day. Why? Because people truly don’t believe that there is hope to change the behaviour of a dog. And […]

Doggy Dan’s Dog Training Tips: Why Smart Dogs Need Smart Owners

Out of all the animals in the world, dogs appear to be one of the smartest. Think about it for a minute… Your dog knows when you’re sad, angry or happy. He knows when it’s mealtime without being able to read a clock. He can sense danger when a stranger knocks at the door. And […]

Dog Adoption: When Is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog?

If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged addition to your home, you may be asking yourself the following questions… “Should I get a puppy or should I rescue a dog?” “Do I need to get a puppy so I can form a better bond with him?” “How long does it take for a dog […]

Dog Training Tips: How to Help Your Dog Overcome the Fear of Fireworks

Dogs who are scared of fireworks–as well as thunder, gun shots, or other loud noises–is a topic that I am passionate about. There’s nothing I hate more than seeing animals in fear, especially dogs. For those of you that own dogs with a true fear of loud noises, you may feel overwhelmed when challenging dog […]

Dog Training: The Power of Mind Space Connections in Dogs

Hi there! Today, I want to share with you something that I call “mind space.” I coined the term after something that kept happening to me when I was walking one of my dogs–my dear dog Tamar, who has since passed away. Over the years that I had Tamar, it became very apparent that she […]

Doggy Dan’s Top 10 Favorite Dog Movies

Hi there… Usually I like to share about dog training, but today I want to do something different and fun. Ready? Get excited, because tonight, it’s movie night! As a guy who loves dogs, you can bet that I’ve watched a fair share of dog movies in my life. And while I love them all, […]

Time Out: One of The Most Effective Dog Training Methods

When you hear the word “time out,” you probably envision a small child getting sent to his or her room for a few minutes as a punishment for doing something naughty. Why? Because it’s a safe, kind and effective discipline method that works to help children understand and cool down when their behavior has been […]

Doggy Dan’s Ultimate Guide to Leash Training

Providing dogs with routine daily exercise is an incredibly important part of caring for a canine. Why? Because excess energy can quickly lead to your dog turning to naughty behaviors like chewing furniture and getting into the rubbish bin. This is even true for all dogs–including well trained dogs. And poor obedience due to a […]

A Dog’s Sixth Sense: The Unexplained Power of Dogs

I’ve always been fascinated with how amazing nature is. It seems as though every day we discover new things about animals—things that previously may have seemed like the stuff of a science fiction novel or movie. And as a dog trainer, I’ve certainly seen my fair share of interesting and sometimes even unexplainable behaviour. One […]

What Training Dogs Has Taught Me about Parenting

Have you ever looked at your dog, then at your child, and thought to yourself, “I wonder how similar raising a children is to training a dog?” I have! In fact, after a decade of training over 3,000 dogs, owning 4 dogs, and having two human children of my own, I ended up writing a […]

Treat Your Pet: 7 Dog Foods Canines Crave

Dogs love food! Why? Well, same reason you do! It tastes delicious! Word of WARNING! Before we begin I would like to say that these foods ARE NOT necessarily the best foods for your dogs. They are simply treats and foods that I have found dogs love over the years that I’ve lived and worked […]

MYTH BUSTERS: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

When I hear the myth “You can’t teach an old dog a new trick,” I also think of a quote which I believe to be true… “If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got!” In other words, if you want to train a dog, no matter his […]

Live Your Dream: Become a Professional Dog Trainer

Growing up in the northeast of England, I always dreamt of doing something special with my life. After all, I went to school with Alan Shearer who went on to be the captain of England’s soccer team. I hoped to do something similar, but alas, it was not to be. And so, my life began […]

The Ultimate Dog Bucket List – The BEST Things to Do With Your Best Friend

I’m sure many of you have heard of making a bucket list. It’s possible that you even have a bucket list for yourself. But here’s a million-dollar question…does your dog have a dog bucket list? The idea of a dog bucket list may seem a little odd at first, but it makes total sense that […]

Fear Aggression Training: The Amazing Ability for Dogs to Change

I remember my mum telling me when I was young… “You know what I love about you, Dan? You always look after the kids that are weak and need help.” She wasn’t talking about dogs at the time, but it’s true. And I guess I haven’t changed! My heart always wants to reach out and […]

Training Aggressive Dogs: Understanding Dominant and Fearful Aggression

Over the years, I’ve worked with thousands of unruly and aggressive dogs who were hostile to other dogs. And that’s what this is about…understanding dog-dog aggression. One encounter that sticks in my memory is a Great Dane Border Collie cross, who weighed close to 80 kg and was so aggressive that when I brought him […]

Dog Training Secrets: An Inside Look at Stopping Inappropriate Behaviors

Those of you who know my work know that my dog training practices are founded on dog owner education. Why? Because believe it or not, most of the dogs I train have a problem that needs to be solved by educating a dog owner to change his or her behavior. That’s the first of my […]

5 Essential Traits of a Great Dog Behavior Training Specialist

Becoming a dog behavior training specialist is one of the most fun and interesting jobs you can ever pursue. There’s not a day that goes by that I find myself bored, unhappy or flustered–something most people can’t say about their current career. Yet, as fun, wonderful and rewarding as a career as a dog trainer […]

7-Step Formula to Easily Change Unwanted Dog Behavior

Over the years, I’ve worked with dogs with all sorts of issues. From obsessively chasing flies and charging towards other dogs to snapping at the postman or refusing to come when called… I’ve seen it all and throughout these experiences, I’ve noticed there are certain key steps that I follow every time I begin the […]

9 Reasons Becoming a Dog Trainer is the Best Job Ever

If you wake up every morning and dread getting out of bed to go to work, you’re not alone. In fact, for years I woke up at the crack of dawn, made a long commute to my job, sat at a desk for 8+ plus hours, and worked a job I absolutely hated because I […]

A New Approach to Dog Training That Both Dogs and Owners Love

Over the years, dog training techniques have begun to evolve in a very positive manner. Now it’s time to take that evolution one step further! First, I think it’s great that there are a lot more people making the transition from yank and crank training (an awful way to train a canine) to a more […]

My Journey To Becoming a Dog Trainer and Behaviorist – Now You Can Do It Too…

I was rapidly heading towards my 40’s… and knew it was time to make the jump to becoming a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. Until then, I’d been sitting behind a desk with a career in middle management… a lifetime of helping my team sell as many cases of wine into supermarkets as possible. I’m […]

Discover The Simplest Way To Stop ANY Barking Without Hurting Your Dog or Puppy

So you want to stop your dog barking without hurting them? Well I’d love to help you. Barking dogs can be an absolute nightmare, from yapping puppies, to barking dogs around the house, to sad dogs whining at home because they’ve been left on their own… And the good news is you are NOT alone! […]

5 Reasons Why Dogs And Puppies Chew Things They Shouldn’t

Dogs have been known to chew almost everything from doors, windows, and car seat belts to balloons, books, mobile phones and underwear! So what is going on, and what’s the reason for all this chewing? Before you begin to put together a solution for your dog or puppy’s chewing, it’s important to understand the real […]

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