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A Trick to Teach Self Control in Dogs

I’d always had this impression that Labs naturally held things—birds—softly in their mouths. To some extent it’s true that a dog can be predisposed toward having a so-called soft mouth or a low-pressure bite. Mostly, though, it’s a skill that must be trained like any other.<p>“Hold” means you’ve got …

Place Training: How to Get Your Dog to Want to Stop Roaming

Time for our young Cooper to learn the fundamentals of steadiness and stillness, patience and quietness. Place is a concept we teach early at Wildrose. This is where we teach a dog to tie out* quietly and stay calmly in a specific spot. These skills are the foundation for a dog that’s civil at …