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Entering a dog show

So, the Rally people suggested to me that I should enter Maggie in the show that's coming up at the end of August. They have Rally on Friday, so we could actually do that one day. But I'm looking at the premium. It's 60 pages long and I'm totally ove

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49 Replies · Reply by GBK Jan 24, 2020

Reinforcing unwanted behavior

I have a weird one, that seriously isn't the end of the world. But I keep thinking about the behavior and the "reward" and how I know I'm reinforcing this behavior, and I can't figure it out. I don't know how to *not* reinforce it. I just think it's

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8 Replies · Reply by Nellie's Mom Jan 14, 2020

My first "Fun" Match!

The family and I spent a whole 4 hrs at a Fun Match at a training club an hour away.  It was really great that I did this because I would have bombed horribly at a real obedience trial.  So many little things you don't realize until you've practiced

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17 Replies · Reply by Adina Jan 14, 2020

Adult dog and puppy

I have a 12 week old ALD "grand dog" that visits frequently.  Oliver is 8 and tolerates the puppy play fine with no issues at all.  Ivy on the other hand was a bit stand offish (as she is with all new dogs), but now started what looks like playing bu

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Tips on how to stop marking

Hello! Advice needed: We just adopted a 6 year old sweet, wonderful miniature poodle yesterday. He has adjusted very nicely so far and we are really enjoying him. We have nothing to complain about except he was recently neutered at the rescue and wil

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Walking two dogs at a time

Isn't it disappointing when you take the dog for "a really long walk" and then then you get home and Map My Run says it was only two miles? I just really wanted to say that.

I have never had much success walking two dogs at once, but I admit, I've nev

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