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Appropriate Play Between Dogs

This is an excerpt from Linda’s new book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.

Play between dogs should be a two-way street.

  • Dogs should take turns chasing each other where neither dog is a bully or a target, so play goes back and forth.
  • You should not hear a puppy squealing during play but only if accidentally frightened or tackled too rough.
  • With puppies, adult dogs should be willing to “let the puppy win” now and again, and always back off if the puppy squeals.
  • Adult dogs ought to be willing to get down to the puppy’s level, so the puppy can have fun too, of course!
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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Errorless Housetraining

This is an excerpt from Linda’s new book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.

If you’re reading this before you get your puppy—good for you! If possible, have everything ready before your puppy comes home. To help you and your puppy start off on the right paw from day one, I highly recommend the renowned puppy primer by Dr. Ian Dunbar, “Before and After You Get Your Puppy”. If you have a new puppy or an older dog who was never reliably housetrained, or who has regressed back to making mistakes, it is time to institute or revisit housetraining protocols.… Read more

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Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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