Classical Conditioning vs Operant Conditioning: Dog Training

The operant conditioning technique
: This technique involves reinforcement, or punishment, for your dog upon completion of a behavior, a lot like you might train your children.
It’s voluntary, your dog is an active participant in this process whether the behavior is...

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How To Stop My Dog From Peeing In The House?

At our dog training in Kansas City, we always get asked, “How can I stop my dog from peeing in the house?” Your dog going to the restroom in your house is a pretty common problem among dog owners, but generally one that is resolved when they are still in their early...

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Everything you need to Know about your Dog and Thanksgiving

At our board and train facility in Kansas City, we always get a lot of questions around Thanksgiving. You may not naturally consider your family pet to be a major part of Thanksgiving as a holiday, but your dog can be a source of stress or setbacks if you don’t know...

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How Do I Keep My Dog From Escaping The Cage or Crate?

The question always comes up, “How do I keep my dog from escaping his or her crate (cage)?” This is a very simple question; however, more of a complex answer. First off, many dogs who are escape artists and are constantly escaping their cage, may have some form of...

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How To Get My Dog Over Being Afraid of Loud Noises?

One big fear many dogs have are fear of noises (loud trucks, fireworks, thunder, etc). When we do puppy consultations at our training, Off-Leash K9 Training, in Kansas City, we always tell people, “Immediately start exposing him/her to as many noises as possible.”...

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How To Build Confidence In My Dog?

Anytime I get a chance to talk dogs with someone, one of the biggest things I always talk about is “confidence building in dogs.” In my opinion, it’s one of the most important, yet, one of the most underrated aspects of dog training. Many owners and trainers alike...

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How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

Nervous dogs, or those which have had a history of abuse, often exhibit anxiety when left alone. This can manifest itself as barking or whining, chewing furniture or simply cowering away somewhere it feels more protected. The general term is separation anxiety, and...

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How To House Train (Potty Train) A Puppy – Kansas City

First off, congratulations on your new perfect puppy! Many people do not realize how much work some puppies can be for the first six months of their lives, and that’s just the beginning. As you’ve learned, house breaking a puppy can seem impossible. Essentially, it is...

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