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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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Video: When your dog’s misbehavior isn’t your fault

Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Giving dog a treat

How many times have you heard that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners? How often do you blame yourself for your dog’s persistent bad habits like jumping, digging, or destructive chewing? My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, is here to tell you that you may not be to blame at all. It’s part of […]

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Video: The truth about playing tug with your dog

Friday, Feb 15th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Indiana Bones playing tug

Dogs love to play tug, but people are always saying it’s not a good idea to indulge them in that love. The truth is, if you keep a few simple tips in mind, it’s safe to play tug with most dogs. My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, has the explanation in the latest video in her […]

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