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All Aboard! Station Training for Primitive Dogs

Stations are powerful because they can be used to help dogs get out of stressful situations by sending them to their station aka safe place. They can also be used to help keep a dog away from an open door, waiting to greet a guest, or simply be safe instead of being underfoot. Regardless of the exact reason, station training is well worth the effort.

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Routine Maintenance - An Introduction to Cooperative Care for Primitive Dogs

The tone is always the same, that these dogs are dramatic and that we should just ignore it and force them to push through the care they are experiencing. For a dog to express itself it is reaching out to you. It could just bite, but it chooses to try and show you the trouble it is having. And we as dumb humans, laugh and say “suck it up”. How sad for our dogs.

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Houdini No More! - Keeping Your Primitive Dog Safe and Secure

One of the greatest fears of Primitive dog owners is their dog getting loose and taking off. Because our dogs love the outdoors, it seems like they will stop at nothing to sneak out the door and be 1/2 a mile into the neighborhood in no time. Before I started training dogs, I had my fair share of white hairs earned chasing a Shiba down the sidewalk. But those fears can be a thing of the past with careful management/prevention methods and some consistent and fun training.

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How to Put an End to Pulling and Enjoy Walking Your Primitive Dog

Walking your Shiba, Basenji, Akita, Carolina Dog, New Guinea Singing Dog, etc, doesn’t have to be a hassle. I know the picture well. Either their nose is in the grass trying to find every critter hidy hole. Or they embrace their inner freight train and pull you with the strength of a much larger ancestor. But this doesn’t have to be your normal evening stroll. You also don’t need fancy complicated equipment. In fact, I want you to get rid of most of your equipment.

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