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Ask MM - Growling

Stella Buchman writes:  Ok, one thing to remember is that growling or any other vocal sounds from your dog is basically communication. They are having a conversation with that other dog, and you, however the communication is n...
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Ask MM - Stopping Separation Anxiety

Terrie Martinez Harris writes:   Separation anxiety is the hardest to treat because it happens when you are gone. But there are a few tried and true methods that will eliminate most separation anxiety and get you on the right...
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Ask MM - My Dog is Eating Poop! Help!

Sherri McLaughlin writes,   Dear Sherri, With regard to your Cane Corso’s licking problem, check out my training post from last week: http://marleysmutts.com/2014/04/ask-mm-how-can-i-stop-my-dog-from-licking/ With regard to...
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Ask MM Reply - Bolting Dogs!

Taylor Slavidar writes:  This is a great question because it addresses the basic problem most dogs have with doors, or going in and out of an entrance of any kind. The pulling on the walk can actually sometimes be eliminated j...
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Ask MM - How Can I Stop My Dog From Licking?

Michele Asten writes,    Dear Michele, Some people fidget with their hair; others smoke cigarettes; I bite my fingernails. Your dog licks. All of these are mildly dissociative activities that may signal emotional or psycholo...
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Feed What You Want to See Grow, Starve What You Want to See Fade

Donna C. Kentoffio writes, As they say, “what you feed will grow”. What this means with regard to our dogs’ behavior is that we should reward behavior we like, and be careful not to reward behavior we don’t like. Chan...
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“Ask MM” Training Post: How to stop dog aggression in your dog

Ok, I got several emails over the week involving some type of dog-to-dog aggression question. Rather than pick one situation, I decided to talk about aggression as a whole…Ibelieve that most aggression comes from fear, and/or...
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Ask MM - Loud Noises Freak My Dog OUT!

K’Lyn writes: Hello K’Lyn, Thanks for writing in about your dogs’ fear of loud noises. I’m sure this is one a lot of people can relate to. If not, loud noises, there are so many other things dogs become ...
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Ask MM - Nervous Pee!

Kelli asked: Ok, first let’s talk about potty behavior…Liz calls it “partying in the house” haha. Either way, it’s usually some type of communication when dogs go to the bathroom. Whether it’s outside marking or ner...
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Ask MM: Zen and the Art of Walking the Dog

Gena Moore asks, Dear Gena, I find that walking multiple dogs is really not much different than walking one dog – as long as you’re walking efficiently, and with a vision of calm, cool control guiding you. I weigh 105 lbs, ...
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Ask MM Reply - 14 March 2022

This question comes from Cheryl Main Nickel: This is pretty common behavior in dogs. Doesn’t make it ok. Dogs use their teeth (biting, showing teeth), growling, barking and lunging to communicate and mostly to create space ar...
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Ask MM Reply - March 13, 2022

Ruth Wybrant writes, Dear Ruth, So, you know how, when referring to extra-marital affairs people will say things like “the affair isn’t the problem, it is a ‘symptom’ of the problem”? Well, I belie...
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Mutt Militia - Keep your eyes on Facebook for a new feature, “Ask MM”.  You will get a limited amount of time to ask your questions of our stellar Trainers, Lisa and Liz!  They will comb through your questions and...
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