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Living with a German Shorthaired Pointer Misc. Training Training Tips

Music Therapy and Your Dog

I realized years ago that music really helped sooth Simba while I was gone.  Simba has always been a high anxiety pup with separation anxiety.  She tends to bark at any little noise coming from outside thinking that it may be that horrible, big, brown UPS monster.  For the life of me, I can’t figure […]

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Training Dogs To Respond

My name is S. I am the proud parent of 2 GSPs a 3.5 year old male named Huck and an almost 2 year old female named Liv. The difference in their personalities is fun to watch but can also be frustrating. I found Huck listened and learned things very quickly and was eager to […]

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Training Your Dog To Come

I trained Simba to come without a leash indoors to start. I started with having her sit and stay. At first, I could only take one step back before she tried to follow. Before she would get up I would say come and point to my feet. She would get a small treat. As she […]

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A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster

A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues.  Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms.  These included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc. These are just a few pictures […]

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Training Not To Pull

Although the reason for pulling and what rules you must teach is the same for all dogs, some dogs are more of a challenge. My own GSP was one of those “super crazy pullers”. The thing to keep in mind is that law of learning applies to all dogs: Dogs Do What Works. In other […]

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Training Dogs Afraid Of Loud Noises

Training Dogs Afraid Of Loud Noises Hi there! I love the blog! I recently got my 8 month old female GSP “Charley” from her board and train program. She has received e-collar training for every command. The e-collar is not a punishment tool, but a communication tool. She is amazing in the house – no accidents, […]