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Fixing Real Life Behavior Problems

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA The key to changing unwanted behavior is pretty straight forward. We teach other behavior to replace the stuff we don’t want to see anymore (e.g. we teach standing on all four paws when we want to see … Continue reading

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What Gets in the Way of Training

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA I’ve been thinking a lot about why people don’t train their dogs. It’s one of those Holy Grail questions for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants. Why won’t my clients do what I tell them to do? … Continue reading

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The Hurricane Dog Training Challenge

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Hurricane season ends November 30th, and not a moment too soon. This season was particularly brutal, with three major hurricanes hitting U.S. shores in less than a month. The most impactful for us in Houston, of … Continue reading

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Seeing it From Your Dog’s Point of View

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA Phenomenology is one of my favorite geek words. It’s the study of subjective experiences, how another individual perceives the world from his or her point of view. It’s also the philosophical study of other being’s awareness … Continue reading

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Dogs are Good

Back in graduate school for becoming a counselor we had to write a position paper that addressed a pivotal question. Are people inherently good or are we flawed, destined by our very nature to ill will, crime, and other malfeasance? … Continue reading

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How Physical Therapy Helped me Better Understand Dog Training

Michael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA They call it an impingement, and as rotator cuff injuries go it’s not one of the bad ones. That information by itself inspires the deepest respect for my fellow middle aged weekend warriors who have serious shoulder injuries. I … Continue reading

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Taking the Pull out of Walks

It’s one of the most natural things in the world for us human beings, walking side by side.  Unfortunately it’s not at all natural for our dogs.  Rarely do they walk that way on their own.  When they do, it’s … Continue reading

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Five Fundamentals

Five Fundamentals of Dog Training. 1) Dogs do what works. They are opportunistic and smart. If something pays off for your dog, she will do it more. If it doesn’t work, she’ll stop. Think about coming when called. If you … Continue reading

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Tips to Start Your Dog’s Training

Houston – January is “National Train Your Dog Month.”  Michael Baugh, director of training and behavior at Rover Oaks Pet Resort Joins us now to talk about how you can get started with your dog’s training. ( See Video )

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