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How to Teach Impulse Control in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide

How to teach a dog impulse control

How to Teach a Dog Impulse Control: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Modifying Impulse Control in Dogs By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant/Dog Behaviorist) Defining Impulse Control in Canine Behavior Impulse control in dogs is a multifaceted aspect of canine behavior that involves their ability to manage spontaneous reactions […]

Laser Pointer Obsession in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Behavior Modification

Dog Laser Pointer Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

By Will Bangura, M.S., CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Section 1: Understanding the Laser Pointer Obsession The Predatory Instinct: A Deep-rooted Drive Dogs, despite the countless years of domestication, still carry the instincts of their wild ancestors. These instincts include hunting, chasing, and the urge to capture prey. Every time […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Safeguarding Dogs with Fireworks Anxiety on the 4th of July

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by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, (Dog BEhaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant   Part 1: Understanding the Situation and Preparation Understanding your dog’s anxiety and providing the right comfort is imperative, especially on occasions such as the 4th of July when fireworks are inevitable. Fireworks can be a source of terror for dogs, who […]

Teaching your dog gentle or easy

How to teach gentle or easy

Teaching your dog gentle or easy by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Behavior Consultant. Training a dog to be well-behaved and gentle is essential for both the dog’s well-being and the safety of those around them. One effective way to accomplish this is by teaching your dog the “gentle” or “easy” command. […]

Treat and Retreat Dog Training

Treat and Retreat Dog Training

Treat and Retreat: An Overview of Suzanne Clothier and John Fisher’s Systems by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist,) Certified Behavior Consultant. Dog training is an essential part of responsible pet ownership. It involves teaching dogs new behaviors and reinforcing desirable behaviors through positive reinforcement techniques. While there are several approaches to dog training, […]

Understanding Thresholds and Canine Body Language : The Key to Successful Counterconditioning and Desensitization

Canine Thresholds

Understanding Thresholds and Canine Body Language: The Key to Successful Counterconditioning and Desensitization by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Behavior Consultant If you have a dog with anxiety, fear, phobias, reactivity, or aggression, changing these emotional states and their corresponding behaviors is through a behavior modification process known as counterconditioning and desensitization (D/CC.) […]

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) Revisited: What the Critics, Experts, and Science Have to Say?

behavior adjustment training bat revisited what the critics Experts and Science Have to Say

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) Revisited: What the Critics, Experts, and Science Have to Say? by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Certified Behavior Consultant (Dog Behaviorist.) This article will uncover the facts behind BAT training for dogs. We will look at what BAT is and how it works, the history of BAT, the pros and cons, […]

Stop Saying “No” and Start Saying “Good Dog!”: A Positive Approach to Training Your Furry Friend

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Stop Saying “No” and Start Saying “Good Dog!”: A Positive Approach to Training Your Furry Friend Stop Saying “No” and Start Saying “Good Dog!”: A Positive Approach to Training Your Furry Friend By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist,) Certified Behavior Consultant. Hello, pet guardians! As we all know, it can be challenging to […]

What to Do if Your Dog Becomes Aggressive Towards Family

What to Do if Your Dog Becomes Aggressive Towards Family

What to Do if Your Dog Becomes Aggressive Toward Family. What to Do if Your Dog Becomes Aggressive Toward Family By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Behavior Consultant. Aggression in dogs can be a serious and dangerous problem for the pet guardian, other household members, and other dogs in the home. Sudden […]

What is the Relaxation Protocol for Dogs?

Relaxation protocol for dogs

Picture courtesy of Labradoodle Home What is the Relaxation Protocol for Dogs? What is the relaxation protocol for dogs? By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Behavior Consultant. Relaxation protocols have been developed for dogs who exhibit anxious, fearful, and aggressive behavior. Karen Overall, a renowned veterinary behaviorist, has created a relaxation protocol […]