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Chapter 1 - Develop Good Habits
Breaking a bad habit – for both you and your dog

Chapter 3 - Motivators and Rewards
Training tip – use chilled or frozen treats when it’s hot out!

Part 2 - Chasing
Do dogs really develop a “taste for blood”?

 
Training tip – use chilled or frozen treats when it’s hot out!
 
You’re conducting a training session with your dog, but he’s spitting out the treats you give him. Normally, he loves these treats but now he has no interest. It might be that he’s simply full from his last meal. Or, he’s highly distracted by the squirrels, kids, neighbors, or neighbors’ dogs. Maybe he’s stressed by something happening in the environment. Or, it might simply be that he’s hot and the treats just aren’t as appealing right now.

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Do dogs really develop a “taste for blood”?
 
You’ve probably heard the dire warnings before. . . Once a dog has killed another animal, he develops a taste for blood and you’ll never be able to stop him. You may have heard similar things in different contexts, but the point is always: once your dog does something, he has developed a “taste” for it and it will be next-to-impossible to stop him from trying to continue the behavior.


We see lots of bunnies on our property.
 
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Breaking a bad habit – for both you and your dog

There have been several books in the past few years about willpower, habits and the like. The one I most recently read was Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick by Jeremy Dean.



Pulling on leash is a common bad habit.

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Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Ed Soehnel, The wife/husband team of The Light of Dog, with Romeo, our Vizsla. 

Sue conducts all training for Love My Dog Training, our business in metro-Denver, Colorado, since 2004. Sue has been providing dog training and behavior counseling since 1996. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is author of Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Sanity and Successfully Living with Your Adolescent Dog, Ask The Trainer: Answers to common questions about dog training and behavior issues, including jumping, leash manners, aggression, fearfulness, and morehas written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training published in 2010. She also writes a bimonthly Ask the Trainer column for the Colorado Greyhound Adoption newsletter and is the the Co-Founder of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network, which provides networking, training and dog -related education, business education, and referral sources for trainers in Colorado. Her designations include: approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and, a Professional Member and the Greeter for the State of Colorado of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Ed’s background is leading companies from startup through exit.  He splits his time between working on The Light Of Dog and Love My Dog Training , and working with startups and early-stage B2C and B2B2C companies.  More about Ed can be found on his website

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