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Social Referencing In Dogs! Dog Behaviorist in Cincinnati, Ohio

How often have we been placed in an ambiguous situation where we don’t know how to react. We take a cue from other people’s responses (in the hope that they are more experienced) and behave just as they do. This is called ‘social referencing’ and is very apparent in young children who are faced with…

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Can My Aggressive Dog Be Fixed? Dog Aggression Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

Everyday at our dog training facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, we work with aggression in dogs (food aggression, dog aggression, people aggression, etc). Rehabilitation of any nature, whether it be man or dog has a complicated history. Yes, most dogs and people that tend to show signs of extreme aggression can be rehabilitated. But also no,…

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Shock Collar Training or Pinch Collar Training?

We always get asked about electronic (shock) collars and pinch collars at our dog training facility in Cincinnati. Many people refer to them as “shock” collars; however, they just give a low level stimulation (like stim pads). There have actually been studies and research that have been conducted on electronic collars and pinch collars. One…

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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, we always tell people, “Immediately start exposing him/her to as many noises as possible.” Turn on the vacuum, blender, hair dryer, and any other noisy devices you have around the house. I have seen far…