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Pet Trainer

Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!

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Teaching Dog Down

Some dogs feel uncomfortable in a subjective position such as “down.”  Since dogs do this behavior naturally; they don’t need to learn “how” to do it.  By rewarding your dog whenever you see him or her going DOWN naturally, you take advantage of them performing this in an environment comfortable to them; teaching them that […]

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Dog Overcome Fears

Fears can be reduced and/or eliminated by counter conditioning. It is important that you approach this process with an attitude of calmness and patience. Remember…slow progress is progress!

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