It's Not You, It's Me...dog training obstacles - a learning experience. Via lolathepitty.com
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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Let’s admit, we’ve all been at that point with a dog where we are frustrated and confused. With Lola, I have felt this way many times. She was our first dog (not counting childhood dogs) and besides being ridiculously easy to potty train, she has challenged us with everything else. Rio has been …

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Loose Leash Walking: Putting an End to Leash Pulling

About a month ago, I walked Lola for the first time in almost two years on a regular collar. Without being pulled. I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to say that. As many of you are aware, a while back we switched to a trainer who uses all positive reinforcement and …

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Can a dog be too motivated to the point where they don't respond as well?! @lolathepitty
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Can a Dog be TOO Food Motivated?

We packed up our stuff and I walked Lola outside to the car, both of our feet crunching down the ice and snow in the parking lot. She hopped in the back and I got in the front seat. I turned on the engine and just sat there for a minute, …

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The Yellow Ribbon (used to indicate a dog needing space) - Good Idea or Not?! -lolathepitty.com
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The Yellow Ribbon – Good Idea or Not?!

Many of you may already be familiar with the Yellow Dog movement as it has made it’s way around social media. But in case you aren’t, here’s a little more information: The Yellow Dog Project is a movement created for dogs that need space. By tying a yellow ribbon or something similar to the dog’s leash you …

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7 Tips for Crating your dog or puppy! www.lolathepitty.com
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7 Tips for crating your dog or puppy

1. Make their crate a comfortable place and create positive memories in it! If a dog only goes into their crate when they are in trouble or for long periods of time, of course they are going to dread going into it. Also, associate their crate with comfort and safety, after all …

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