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First Class Canine (Dog Training and Behavior)

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Dog Training and Behavior related information. Upcoming Events and other things dog. First Class Canine provides private training and behavior modification, and group classes in the Northeastern PA area. Visit us at www.firstclasscanine.com.

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Moving Beyond Leader of the Pack by Dr. It's such a well written consice overview of why dominance in dogs doesn't matter in training. With so much focus on "dominant dogs" throughout dogdom, it's still necessary to dispel these myths. Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Dogs, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Dog Training School, Pet Dogs, Doggies

Moving Beyond Leader of the Pack by Dr. Iliana Resiner. It's such a well written consice overview of why dominance in dogs doesn't matter in training. With so much focus on "dominant dogs" throughout dogdom, it's still necessary to dispel these myths.

 Leave those dogs alone! (Or, Is is it a best practice to use a student's dog to demonstrate a training technique or behavior? Dog Clicker Training, Dog Training Tips, All Dogs, I Love Dogs, Dog Nutrition, Dog Park, Cool Pets, New Puppy, Pet Health

Dog Park People

Dog Parks are a relatively new cultural phenomenon, and have increased in both number and popularity over the last 15 years. It is an understatement to say that people are rather polarized in their…

Understanding How Dogs Communicate With Each Other - Paradigm shifts in the dog-training world in the last decade have led dog owners and trainers to pay closer attention to the observation, interpretation, and understanding of canine body language I Love Dogs, Cute Dogs, Socializing Dogs, Dog Rules, Puppy Care, Dog Owners, Animal Shelter, Dog Mom, Dog Training

Understanding Dog Appeasement Signals - Whole Dog Journal

These canine gestures are intended to do more than just calm" others." Here's what to know about understanding dog appeasement signals.

10 Easy to Make DIY Dog Toys. Looking for some simple toys to make for your dog? Here's 10 of my favorite homemade dog toys. Homemade Dog Toys, Diy Dog Toys, Pet Toys, Toy Diy, Diy Projects For Dog Lovers, Animal Projects, Outdoor Dog Toys, Cheap Toys, Rottweiler Puppies

Denim Dog Toy

Denim Dog Toy: Wanna have some cool and sturdy dog toy? This dog toy wont cost you a lot of money. Simply find any old denim jeans in your closet. And just a few redesigning on your old jeans, you can have a new Denim Dog Toy. Things you need: [1] Old Deni…

Should You leash your dog infographic Text Bubble, Yorky, Dog Information, Old Dogs, Dog Training Tips, Pet Health, New Tricks, Dog Care, Dog Owners

Should I Leash My Dog? [Flowchart]

Ever wonder when it’s ok to let your dog off leash? Check out this handy flowchart created by the fabulous Jenny Williams. In just a few text bubbles (and with a sense of humor) it’ll help you make…

Do you have a holiday plan for your pets?  Do you know how you will manage their needs with holiday needs?  We can help.  Special for November and December only.  Contact us today at trainer@firstclasscanine.com Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Your Pet, November, Exercise, How To Plan, Pets, Holiday, November Born

Do you have a holiday plan for your pets? Do you know how you will manage their needs with holiday needs? We can help. Special for November and December only. Contact us today at trainer@firstclasscanine.com

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Dog Care

ASPCA veterinarians and behaviorists offer these guidelines regarding your dog’s health and daily activities.

First Class Canine, located in Northeast Pennsylvania, strives to enhance the bond between you and your dog through positive training and activities that help make your dog behaviorally healthy. Behavior Modification, Dog Care Tips, First Class, Bad Habits, Dog Training, Turning, Your Dog, Pup, Brain

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First Class Canine, located in Northeast Pennsylvania, strives to enhance the bond between you and your dog through positive training and activities that help make your dog behaviorally healthy.

E-collars – why I never want to use them again - Smart Animal Training Systems. Behavior Modification, Factors, Fig, Dog Training, Collars, Success, Positivity, Necklaces, Dog Training School

E-collars – why I never want to use them again - Smart Animal Training Systems...

No matter where we stand on the training spectrum, from purely positive, to balanced or traditional, we all want the same thing: enhancing the behaviors that we want and decreasing those that we deem problematic, for the benefit of both…Read more ›

When we narrow our focus and get a behavior no matter the cost, we all loose. Safety, health and emotional well being are as important as the behavior! Behavior Modification, First Class, Dog Behavior, When Us, Dog Training, Safety, Healing, Wellness, Security Guard

When we narrow our focus and get a behavior no matter the cost, we all loose. Safety, health and emotional well being are as important as the behavior!

One of Many Practical Uses for Hand Targeting! Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Your Dog, Dogs, Dog Training School, Pet Dogs, Doggies, Pooch Workout

One of Many Practical Uses for Hand Targeting!

Hand targeting is one of the most useful behaviors to teach your dog. Instead of tugging on them and choking them- teach them to target and follow your hand.

Young children who experience severe neglect bear the burdens of a range of adve. - Young children who experience severe neglect bear the burdens of a range of adverse consequences, i - Gentle Parenting, Parenting Advice, Bear The Burden, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Conscious Discipline, Brain Science, A Child Is Born, Preschool Lessons, Childhood Education

Canine and human brains are very similar. The stress response is also similar. Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Don't Socialize the Dog!, by Laura VanArendonk Baugh — Discusses when and when not to socialize a puppy or dog and how to make sure your dog has good socialization experiences Dog Clicker Training, Dog Training Tips, Rat Terrier, Socializing Dogs, Puppy Socialization, Led Dog Collar, Pet Dogs, Pets, Doggies

Don’t Socialize the Dog!

That title is a typo, right? A professional dog trainer would never advocate against socialization, would she? Well, maybe! The problem isn't with socialization itself, but with many people's understanding of socialization. Socialization is vital for proper mental and social development in dogs, and…