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Category Archives: Fear Free

Join us to prevent dog bites

Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Victoria Stilwell and Dr. Marty Becker

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. In 2018, there were 17,300 dog bite insurance claims and 670,000 dogs were euthanized. The CDC reports nearly 350,000 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for dog-related injuries in 2017. Children and babies are […]

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How I learned to stop hurrying and let my dog check his pee-mail

Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Male poodle peeing on tree trunk

Didn’t I read something, perhaps a soliloquy from a doggy Shakespeare who exclaimed from beside a fire-hydrant, “To pee, or not to pee, that is not the question.”? A dog’s motto is to pee frequently with as much volume and elevation as possible. I long ago coined the now popular term “pee-mail,” which is basically […]

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Video: The right and wrong way to pet a dog

Thursday, Mar 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Indiana Bones on green lawn

Dogs have personal “bubbles” just like people do. They also have specific ways they do and don’t like to be petted. In the final video in her training series with our friends at Bissell, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, discusses and demonstrates the good and the bad of petting. This video, like a couple of […]

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Video: How to train your dog not to be afraid of the vacuum

Friday, Mar 8th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog in bed with chew toy while vacuum runs

Few noises are more universally hated and feared by pets than that monster, the vacuum cleaner. But you can teach your dog to accept and not fear his former enemy (and yes, it involves treats!). In this latest video in her ongoing training series with our friends at Bissell, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, shares […]

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Video: Teaching your new dog a new name

Monday, Mar 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Willy

If you’ve adopted a new dog, you may want to change his or her name. Should you? And if so, how? In this latest video in her ongoing training series with our friends at Bissell, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, says it’s absolutely okay to change the name of a new dog, and shares some […]

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