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Dog Training Mistakes

Do you have a new dog in your home that you’re ready to train?
You’ve observed the behaviors of many dogs, and with their behaviors, there are things you really like, but there are things you really don’t want your dog to do. So how do you avoid some of the pitfalls of training mistakes?

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Unwanted Dog Behavior

Dogs are a lot like humans in the fact that no matter how “good” we/they are, there will be times when we misbehave and do something wrong. Here is where the similarity ends…we can change our own unwanted behaviors, but our dogs won’t know or be able to change theirs without our help.

Given the fact that our dogs want…

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Dogs at School

You might be surprised at what a great asset a dog can be in a school classroom:
I’ve been working with Brooke, Mrs. Russell and Classroom 203 for nearly a year now. I hope you will enjoy this introduction to Brooke and look forward to hearing more about her progress!

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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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Love What You Do

I was asked the other day if I loved working with dogs and if I loved my career choice. My immediate response was an enthusiastic “YES!”

Later that evening, I really began thinking about that question.

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