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Fred meets the Big Bad Vacuum

As do many dogs, Fred gets a little flipped out when the vacuum comes out and starts growling and approaching him menacingly. This simple exercise helped Fred to see the vacuum as a cue to lay down and be calm, rather than seei...
by Bob Guere
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Sunday Training Post!

Training post guys!! I wanted to talk a bit about our boy Buford. I mentioned yesterday that he treated Jaycee, the 3 year old in his new foster home, like a toy. What I meant was, he got super excited upon seeing her, knocked ...
by Lisa Porter
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How to Achieve Calm and Relaxed State Before Rehab

How to achieve a calm/ relaxed state with your dog before beginning rehab. Training Post!! Hey guys, we talk a lot about getting dogs to a calm, relaxed state before beginning any actual training, or in most cases, desensitizin...
by Bob Guere
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Fred Has Issues (Don’t We All!)

Fred Has Issues (Don’t We All!) Fred and I enjoyed our afternoon with the ladies at Restoration Ranch. For those who don’t know, RR is a transitional home for women who have left life on the streets for life with a ...
by Bob Guere
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Stop Fence Fighting and Uncontrolled Barking

Most of us have dogs that love to fence fight. There’s a ton of showing off, posturing, challenging, and very little risk. Pretty passive aggressive if you ask me. The dog in this video recently moved to a new home with h...
by Bob Guere
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Systematic Desensitization for Fear, Aggression, Excitement and Anxiety

Many of you have asked how I specifically deal with fear, aggression, excitement & anxiety in dogs. While it always depends on the issue, the method I use the most is called Systematic Desensitization. Desensitization basic...
by Lisa Porter
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Dog Aggression and Excitement

Training post guys!! So most dog aggression starts with too much excitement, or maybe I should say stimulation, which escalates into fight/flight or “aggressive” behaviors. Those behaviors (snapping, lunging, runnin...
by Lisa Porter
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Self Control and Too Much Freedom

Training post!! So let’s say you have a great dog, but he just won’t stop jumping on people when they come over, or on you when you come home. How do you stop this? This problem starts with a lack of self-control an...
by Lisa Porter
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Top 5 Behavior Issues Follow Up

Hey guys, I wrote a previous post about the top 5 things to expect when adopting or fostering a rescue dog as even a fully trained and rehabilitated dog can revert back to old habits and even develop new bad behaviors when tran...
by Lisa Porter
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Top Five Behavior Issues when Fostering or Adopting a Rescue

Training Post!! Hey guys, I wanted to share with you all what we think are the TOP 5 behavioral issues you can expect within the first month of fostering or adopting a rescued dog. All dogs are different but these issues are wh...
by Lisa Porter
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We’re In This Together

I wanted to seriously and very honestly discuss Bentley’s passing and how that incident relates to Kern County Animal Services. If you care about Animal Advocacy in Kern County, PLEASE READ THIS. First and foremost, KCAS...
by Zach
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