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aggression
Dog Aggression
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My dog is starting to become aggressive. Help!

My dog is starting to become aggressive. Can you help me? We consistently work with aggressive and reactive dogs. Oftentimes, the dog was a sweet puppy with good manners. Owners will tell us that “something changed” – especially between the ages of 1 and 2, causing their dog to become aggressive. Almost 100% of these dogs have not been through

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dog aggression
Dog Aggression
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Can Dog Aggression Be Fixed?

“Can dog aggression be fixed?” Dog aggression can come in the forms of aggressiveness towards other dogs, people or food. The answer is not black and white – it has several variables. It depends on the severity of the issue, the length of time elapsed and the dog’s prior history. If any trainer tells you they can 100% fix aggression,

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welcomed home
Dog Training
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Welcomed Home A Dog During COVID-19?

Dog adoptions and rescues increased across the US due to COVID-19. Have you welcomed home a dog recently? As people spend more time at home, they have taken comfort in their pets. Dogs are amazing, but welcoming home your newest member can have some bumps. This is common and can can be overcome with proper training. Consistency and patience are key.

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separation anxiety
Dog Training
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My Dog Has Separation Anxiety – Help!

My dog has separation anxiety – what do I do? Dogs with an abuse history or nervous dogs are more likely to have separation anxiety. Barking, whining, chewing objects or cowering are all signs of anxiety. The good news: it is curable for the majority of dogs. Our certified trainers are equipped to handle this issue. Lack of confidence is the

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dog peeing in house
Dog Health
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Why Is My Adult Dog Peeing In The House?

Is your adult dog from peeing inside the house? Below are five primary reasons your adult dog might be peeing inside the house. Contact us if you have any questions. Excited Urination: Does your dog become overly excited? Does a new person entering the house or a family member returning home cause your dog to urinate in the house? If so, your

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mistakes in dog training
Dog Training
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Common Mistakes in Dog Training

What are the common mistakes in dog training? The majority of mistakes owners make are not critical, but can slow the training process. Below is a quick list of mistakes people make and what you can do to avoid them. Training for Long Periods Training for long periods of time will not produce better results. Both owners and dogs can

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Play Tug with Dog
Dog Training
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Playing Tug With Your Dog

Playing tug with your dog is a great way to build confidence in your dog or puppy. This is an important step in confidence building. Building confidence in dogs is something we focus on at Off Leash K9 Training Central Coast. Some dogs will not have any interest in playing tug or with a ball. That is okay and there is nothing

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confidence building
Dog Training
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Building Confidence In Dogs

Building confidence in dogs is a key ingredient to a happy dog. Independent of the age when you welcome a dog into your home, building confidence should be a top priority. Confidence building is one of the most important, yet underrated tenants of dog training. We include confidence building into all of our programs at Central Coast Off Leash K9 Training.

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Dog Training
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How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?

“How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?” Many dogs who are escape artists and constantly escaping their crate most likely have some form of separation anxiety. We want to share with you two tricks that could help keep your dog in his or her crate. There are a couple things you can do in order to keep

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COVID-19
COVID-19
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Can Dogs Contract COVID-19?

COVID-19? The #1 topic on every pet owners mind: can my dog contract the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19? At this point, there are no known cases. Keep in mind, pets can carry the virus on their fur, leashes or apparatus. It would be prudent to bathe your dog and wipe down their equipment more frequently. This is especially important if

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Why Is My Dog Aggressive At Dog Parks?

“Why is my dog aggressive at dog parks?” This is a question we are asked often at Off Leash K9 Training Central Coast. People incorrectly assume dog parks are excellent ways to socialize your dog. Meeting other owners, seeing other dogs and letting their dog play. What could be better? In reality, we receive weekly calls from dog owners indicating their

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Dog Training
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Healthy, Happy, and Energetic Dogs

Many people ask “How can I have a healthy, happy, and energetic dog?” At our dog training lessons in Monterey, Gilroy and Santa Cruz, we answer this question often. Everyone knows that special feeling you get when your dog welcomes you at the front door. Dogs give their unconditional love with you whether you’ve been gone for five minutes or five

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