Clicker Training Your Dog: How Does It Work?

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Ever wonder how they get those dogs in the movies to do certain things or perform complex tricks? Sure, most of them are pretty talented pooches, but Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates thinks your pet is talented, too.

Clicker training in dogs is the foundation of many positive reinforcement-based pet training techniques. It works quite well when you understand the basics, and with a little effort, your dog can be a star, too.

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The Reasons Behind Bad Behavior in Dogs

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Every dog has his days, right? And depending on the day that may lend itself to chewing on a sofa pillow, scratching up a door, or peeing on your new pumps. Dogs, especially puppies and adolescents, will participate in some not so welcome behaviors during training and learning the rules of the home. 

All this chaos should come to a stop after they’ve had adequate training and socializing. Unfortunately, some dogs continue to behave poorly in their adult life and it can be both unsafe for them and upsetting for the owner. 

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to explain the reasons behind bad behavior in dogs, and what you can do about it.

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Dealing With Post-Lockdown Pet Separation Anxiety

Regardless of everyone’s personal opinions on the statewide stay-at-home order here in Michigan, there’s one subset of the population that has no problems with it: our pets. Although their routines have been disrupted and some may be getting more attention than they need, pets by and large are thrilled to have their owners around all day.

Whether you’ve had your pet for years or they were adopted during the pandemic, eventually there will come a time when your life will go back to normal (if it hasn’t already) and their life will change.

If your pet has been used to you being around 24/7, you may wind up with a case of pet separation anxiety on your hands. 

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