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How Professional Dog Trainers Help Fearful Dogs Feel Safe

While there are many ways to help fearful dogs develop confidence, professional dog trainers frequently turn to two behavior modification techniques – desensitization and counterconditioning. Both were developed by psychologists, and both are used to help both people and canines learn to cope with their fears. Here’s a look at how the techniques work. Desensitization Desensitization is a process that…

How to deal with resource guarding in dogs

Dog Training Strategies to Stop Resource Guarding

Does your dog growl, lunge or bite to block access to their possessions? Resource guarding is a common issue – and bringing it to a stop should be a top dog training priority. Also known as possessive aggression, resource guarding can be problematic for several reasons. Your furry friend may refuse to give up something harmful, for example, or you…

Are dog bootcamp programs effective?

Benefits of Dog Bootcamps & Board-and-Train Programs

Given the amount of time and care involved, dog board-and-train programs or boot camps aren’t typically a low-cost training option. However, you definitely get what you pay for – and the truth is, live-in boarding and training offers several advantages. If you’re frustrated with your dog’s behavior and your training efforts haven’t been all that successful, a dog board-and-train program…

How dog trainers can help with aggressive dogs

Dog Trainer Advice on Dealing with Aggressive Behavior

Does your dog regularly growl, nip or bite? Aggressive behaviors like these are the reason many pet owners seek out the services of a professional dog trainer. Aggression is a complicated issue, and while there is no quick and easy solution, training can help your pooch learn to change their behavior. After visiting a veterinarian to rule out medical problems…

Getting help if your dog has separation anxiety

Can Dog Training Help with Separation Anxiety?

If your dog act distressed or gets destructive when everyone leaves the house, they’re probably suffering from separation anxiety – and dog training can help your furry friend learn how to cope. When training a dog with separation anxiety, the goal is to help them gain confidence and feel secure enough to better tolerate being left alone. With moderate to…

Choosing the best puppy training

Brining Your Puppy In For Training? Here’s What to Expect

If your family just got a puppy, professional puppy training can help your new furry friend become a well-behaved and well-adjusted companion. Working directly with a professional dog trainer is quite beneficial for your pet – and for you. Here, we explain the ins and outs of puppy training. Preparing for Puppy Training Before you bring your new pup in…

How to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash

Dog Training Guide to Using a Leash

Dog training is one of the best – and most effective – ways to ensure that walks on the leash are stress-free for you and your pet. Whether you have a new puppy who’s new to the concept of using a leash or an older pooch who never learned how to walk nicely instead of pulling you along, getting your…

Dog training classes in Long Beach

Private Dog Training Sessions or Group Classes – Which is better?

If you need expert assistance with dog training, are private sessions the right choice? Or should you sign your furry family member up for group classes? What about board and train programs? Private sessions – with just you, your pooch and a professional trainer – are more expensive than group classes, but for some pets, they’re the better solution. That…

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Dog Trainer Advice on Adding a Second Furry Friend to Your Family

Getting ready to adopt a second pooch? As professional dog trainers, we definitely understand why people love having more than one furry family member – and we also know that successfully adding another dog to your current pack can sometimes pose a challenge. With that in mind, the experienced team at The Driven Dog would like to share our best…

What’s the Right Age to Start Training Your Puppy?

Bringing home a new little furry friend is exciting, and those first days are often filled with a lot of snuggles and laughing as your puppy starts exploring the world. As you and your puppy settle into daily life the next step is to decide when to start training. Many new and first-time owners don’t realize just how soon you…