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Creative Dog Training Online Podcast

Creative Dog Training is all about taking our over 30 years of experience and passing it on to you! Are you tired of difficult or non-practical advice on how to help you dog? Then our casts are for you! Our casts are short to the point information sessions designed to give you PRACTICAL tools for not just training your dog, but having the dog you've always wanted!Get more info @ www.creativedogtraining.com

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Good Games to Play with Your Dog

Today Margaret and Damian will be talking about a very fun subject; Good Games to Play with Your Dog!We understand you are more likely to spend more time playing with your dog than training.And to be honest, we think that's the best thing you can do.We believe one of the most successful ways to train your dog is while playing games. As long as you play them correctly!We will give you tips and rules to play common games like tug of war and wrestling as well as how to teach a solid and happy come when called, plus some fun games for the kids and whole family to join in!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

18mins

27 Jun 2009

Rank #1

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Preparing Your Dog for the Dog Park

Dog parks are one of the best things you can do with your dog to have a great day for both of you!But to make it safe, and of course, use it as an opportunity to improve your dog, you need to be prepared.Today Margaret and Damian will give you tips and advice on getting your dog ready for his first trip to the dog park.We will give you some ideas on what to take with you, and a little bit about what to think about before you head to the park!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

8mins

5 Oct 2009

Rank #2

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Preventing and Stopping Problems at the Dog Park

This week we will address preventing, predicting, and diffusingproblems at the dog park. Most people would avoid this subjectentirely,but we feel that without this information you are missingresources and tools that could prevent catastrophe. So today, Margaret and Damian will give you tips on what to watchfor, what dogs to avoid, how to stop a problem before it starts, andhow to break up a fight should the worst happen. Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

14mins

17 Oct 2009

Rank #3

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Respect Series - Settle Down

Today Margaret and Damian will be talking about our first topic in the Respect Series - Settle Down.Settle Down is our first command to teach and build respect. And today we show you how to teach 3 Levels of Settle Down as well as Troubleshoot the problems you are having when teaching!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

13mins

11 Apr 2009

Rank #4

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Your Relationship With Your Dog

Today Margaret will be talking about Your Relationship with your Dog.We firmly believe that a solid relationship is built on 3 things; Love, Trust, and Respect.Today Margaret will give you tips on building and understanding these three building blocks.We will talk about our philosophy on dogs, teaching your dog to want to listen, socializing your dog, and allowing your dog to be a dog.Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and post a question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

7mins

5 Dec 2009

Rank #5

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Using Your Kids to Help Train Your Dog!

Today Margaret and Damian will be discussing a subject we see and encourage regularly in our classes. That is using your kids to help train your dog.Not only is it fun to involve the kids in training, its great for building your dog's respect for them as well.We will share a few tips and techniques for overcoming the size difference between your dog and child, using feeding time for training, plus using tricks to make sure everyone is having fun!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

9mins

22 Aug 2009

Rank #6

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The Absolute Importance of Respect

Margaret and Damian will be talking about something that is the cornerstone of our training, Respect.For us, Respect is the key that gets your dog to do something when he has the choice not to! (Think off leash and Come when called)So we will lay out our ideas of Respect, give you some ways to test for respect from your dog, and talk about a few ways to give back a little respect to your dog!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

13mins

4 Apr 2009

Rank #7

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The Language of Stress

Today Margaret will be talking about a topic we have talked about before, and that is Stress in your dog.Today Margaret will be talking about specifically The Language of Stress in your dog.We will give you tips to recognize the type of stress your dog is showing, talk a little about the stress chain, and finally ways to relieve stress in your dog.Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and post a question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

9mins

28 Nov 2009

Rank #8

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Stopping Jumping on Counters, Tables and Furniture

Today Margaret and Damian will share our tips on stopping your dog from jumping on counters, tables, and furniture. A lot of this topic centers around teaching respect, so you hear that a lot. But we will give tips on using Goalie here, teaching a command to get on stuff can easily help you teach a command get off, revisiting the basics, and using a mirror to help keep an eye on an out of sight dog! We also revisit the subject of using booby traps, just always remember when using booby traps your dogs safety ALWAYS comes first. Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and post a question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

14mins

27 Feb 2010

Rank #9

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Safe Dog to Dog Greetings

Today Margaret and Damian will be finishing up our series on Greetings by talking about Safe Dog to Dog Greetings.They will give you simple tips on what to look for when letting your dog greet another dog as well as helpful commands to use like 'Go Visit' and 'Switch' that you can use to make dog to dog greetings safe and fun for everyone involved!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

15mins

13 Jun 2009

Rank #10

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Bringing Home Your New Rescue Dog

Today Margaret and Damian will be talking about a subject we are sohappy to get to cover, and that is Bringing Home Your New Rescue Dog! And the reason we are always happy is that it means people arechoosing to adopt pets and helping the animal population that is inneed of homes! So today, we will talk about how getting started and how to treatyour new dog, testing housetraining, introducing your new pack memberinto the pack, discovering and working on issues, and where your newdog should sleep!

16mins

23 Jan 2010

Rank #11

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The Levels of Aggression in Dogs

Today Margaret will takle a very touchy subject, Level of Aggression in Dogs. This cast stray from our usual step by step by talking a little more about what you see rather than what to do, but this is an important step. Sp we will talk about the levels of aggression  and an owners responsibility level in dog bites. And Margaret wanted to thank Dr. Ian Dunbar who she first learned the levels of aggression from. Also, if you are having issues with aggresion please contact us or a qualified local trainer for immediate help. Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and post a question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

12mins

6 Mar 2010

Rank #12

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Crate Training Your Dog (at any age!)

Today Margaret and Damian will be helping with a great subject, Crate Training Your Dog!You have Probably been told by a well intentioned someone that you need to 'crate train' your dog. And that is great advice as long as your dog agrees with it! (because we know that some dogs bark in the crate, and whine in their cage, refuse to stay clean in the crate!)In this cast we will give you tips to 'crate train' even the most reluctant dog.We are aware that there are many names for a 'crate'. And you can substitute any you would like, kennel crate, den, confinement area, bathroom, house, whatever. We don't care as long as you choose to use it!

11mins

21 Feb 2009

Rank #13

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Respect Series - Come

Continuing our Series on Respect we are talking about today about Come when Called.Margaret and Damian have talked about Come when Called before, but today we will be looking at it from a different angle. Showing you how to build respect and leverage respect to teach and use Come, as well as how to use your dogs natural thoughts and drives (Pack Drive, Prey Drive, and Defense Drive) to make training and using Come easier with your dog!And we will finish up with some fun games to teach Come that you can use with the whole family!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

19mins

25 Apr 2009

Rank #14

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Stopping Barking, The Easy Way

Today, Margaret and Damian  will be giving some advice on another very popular subject, Stopping Barking. (and it even includes a tip or 2 you might can use to help with neighbors dog barking!)But, lets face it, Dogs Bark! Barking is as natural for them as scratching, sleeping, or eating. And the most important thing to remember is barking is more a problem for you, than it is for your dog!So that means you will have to do a little work and figure out why your dog is barking. Discovering that will bring peace to your house.Please enjoy! And if you have and comments or questions, please visit our message board at creativedogtraining.com

11mins

14 Feb 2009

Rank #15

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Making Leash Walking More Fun!

Today, Margaret and Damian will be talking about Making Leash Walking more Fun!Because people as well as dogs enjoy doing what's fun, and usually avoid what isn't! So, how are the walks with your dog? Is it more chore than pleasure because your dog is pulling so hard and barks at everything he sees?In this cast we will teach you steps to make the walk more fun for both you and your dog, as well as gives you some tips on how to handle dogs you might encounter on your walk. Because we strongly believe that if you enjoy walking with your dog then you will do it more often.Please enjoy! And if you have and comments or questions, please visit our message board at creativedogtraining.com

18mins

7 Feb 2009

Rank #16

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Prepare Your Dog to Greet New People

Today Margaret and Damian will be continuing our series on Greeting Dogs.The topic today is Preparing Your Dog to Greet New People.Taking your dog to new places and greeting new people can be stressful for some dog owners. We will outline steps to teach your dog useful commands like 'Go Visit' which give your dog permission to politely greet as well as how to recognize stress signs and tips on how to position your dog to greet people in a friendly, confident way!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

11mins

6 Jun 2009

Rank #17

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Teaching Stay - Part 1

Today we are starting a 3 part podcast to give you the steps to teach stay the easy way!This week M&D will be laying the foundation with the teaching phase.We will give you simple steps to teach your dog what the command means as well as how to handle it when he gets up, and why that's a good thing!So work hard this week on teaching and next week we will work on practicing!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

10mins

9 May 2009

Rank #18

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Respect Series - Goalie

Today Margaret and Damian will be talking about our next topic in the Respect Series - Goalie.Goalie is a fun game we use to teach our dogs respect for us, space, the couch, windows they bark out of, kitchen counters, etc. etc. Basically it is an effective tool for teaching respect for space around anything. We will give you the steps for teaching Goalie, as well as some tips on using it and common issues you may see!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

12mins

18 Apr 2009

Rank #19

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Respect Series - No

Continuing our Series on Respect we are talking today about the Command 'No'.Margaret and Damian will be talking about our philosophy of why we call the word 'No' a command.We will also discuss 'No' alternatives for situations like barking, jumping up, stealing objects, etc!Enjoy, and if you have questions or comments, please visit us and posta question on our message board at www.creativedogtraining.com

14mins

2 May 2009

Rank #20