Pet Trainer Gayle Ballinger - Pawsitive Steps Dog Training

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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Training Your Dog

So you have been working at home with your dog to perform a command or cue, and he/she is doing it perfectly…then when you want to show off your accomplishment at class, there is nothing to show off…Fido just sits there and looks at you with a blank look on his face. Has your training failed?

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Consequences For Your Dog

When we think of the word consequences, we often think of them in a negative way…ie. consequences are discipline for bad behavior. But in fact, consequences can be for good behavior also. A consequence is simply what results from any behavior, good or bad. There is a proper way to use consequences…

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