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In the past four years ago, since relocating my dog training business from Nashville TN to Gulf Breeze FL in 2016, I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of pups and their owners just like you. Some of the dogs were easier, some were more challenging than others, but in the end, they all…

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Why Teaching A “Leave It” Cue Really Matters

Imagine you’ve just dropped a chicken bone on the kitchen floor at dinner time. Or there’s a snake in the grass and your dog is heading toward it? Maybe a guest accidentally drops an antibiotic pill in the bathroom and your dog sees it. Or perhaps it’s a half-eaten chocolate bar on the sidewalk while you’re…

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Valentine’s Cookies For Dogs

February is known as “the Love Month” for a very good reason. Who doesn’t love the idea of hearts and flowers and a few special treats now and then! Well, our pups are no different. They love us with all their hearts 365 days a year, so why not show them some extra love this month? Here we will learn how to make a…

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Fading Treats In Training

As a trainer, I hear this question a lot: “When should I stop treating my dog once he’s learned a behavior? Or should I just keep treating him every time?“ It’s a great question!  Switching from “luring” to get your dog to do something to “rewarding” him for the action after he does it is…

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Protect Your Dogs With ID Tags

As a trainer, I hear people say all the time, “Oh, my dog never gets loose” or “He wouldn’t run away from me.” But they’re wrong. The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. One in 3 pets will become lost at some point during their life!…

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Happy New Year, Everyone!

As we prepare to flip over our calendars to a new decade, East Bay Dog Spot wants to wish you and your family (fur and otherwise!) the happiest of New Years.  We hope 2020 is going to be everyone’s best year yet! As we say goodbye to 2019, East Bay Dog Spot has so much…

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