Dog Training Articles

Pick up a copy of the July 2014 issue of Dog Fancy Magazine to read Dianna’s expert advice!

May 22, 2014

Get your own copy of the July 2014 issue of Dog Fancy Magazine and see what expert advice Dianna has to offer!

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Step Up as Leader

July 1, 2012

By Dianna Young My husband, Jason, spotted the woman across the supermarket parking lot about a football field away, locked on his little group like enemy radar and moving in their direction at warp speed. Jason had come to the parking lot to teach a class on canine obedience amidst moderate distractions, and about a […]

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Guest Blogger: Rebecca Murray, a Senior Pet Consultant & Trainer for Invisible Fence Northwest

May 17, 2012

I AM Secret Service for My Dog During a holiday gathering, our new dog, Rowan, greeted my mother in the face with his muzzle…better known as a muzzle punch, which broke skin and drew blood. It happened during their first introduction to each other at the start of a family gathering. Needless to say, the […]

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Dogs as Readers and Interpreters

October 2, 2011

If you hadn’t spent much time around dogs, you might think that they are crude little critters who don’t focus on much besides dinner, fire hydrants and their next ride in the family car.If you did, however, you’d be wrong. Actually, dogs are amazingly attuned to subtle – as well as not-so-subtle – changes in […]

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Mistakes: An Opportunity in Disguise

May 6, 2011

By Dianna Young Okay, your dog goes berserk when somebody rings the doorbell. It happens in a lot of households. And a lot of people don’t know what to do about it, so they do nothing. The problem with doing nothing, however, is that it silently endorses the dog’s behavior. We have to disagree actively […]

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