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Help! I Just Cannot Get My Dog to Listen! – Dog Training – Parkman

How to get your dog to listen - Dog Training - Parkman

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Parkman and Surrounding Areas Oh, the struggle to get our dogs to listen is real. We understand the stress. Let’s help you create more peace in your home. This past weekend, I went to see Pat Miller who spoke at a seminar called Positive Solutions to Aggression. She didn’t just focus on dog training. Parkman dog owners would be pleased that it went deeper than that. We discussed a lot about how cortisol builds up in the dog’s body when the dog is stressed, the cortisol can stay in the body for 3-7 days! This is such a long time from what we think is just one incident. I generalized this over to dog owners. I know many dog owners give their […]


Are You Stressed Because Your Dog Will Not Stay In Your Yard – Shalersville – Dog Training

Border Collie - Shalersville - Dog Training

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Shalersville and Surround Areas Are you struggling with a dog that will not stay in the yard? We understand your pain. Right now you can only exercise your dog on-leash. Let’s help you get your dog off-leash and create more peace in your life with your dog. First, I don’t recommend an invisible fence. The shock does create pain. As a result, you are increasing the likelihood of aggression or fear developing in your dog. Imagine being a child. If your parents got you to respond through fear or anger then you would respond by fighting back, avoidance, or being stressed in other ways. If you want to fence in your yard. Check out Pintrest. They have many options that might help […]


Help! My Puppy Doesn’t Listen! – Puppy Training – Middlefield

How I got my dog to listen - Puppy Training- Middlefield

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Middlefield and Surrounding Areas Are you struggling with getting your puppy to listen? We understand your struggles and are here to help. This past week we worked with four different clients that had training blocks. Guess what? None of it had to do with knowing the tools in puppy training. Middlefield puppy owners are learning more about how their emotions and thoughts affect their results. Victoria Stilwell offers great training tools to get your puppy to listen. Bryon Katie helps more with mindset and that is what I am going to discuss in this post. Here were some of the blocks that I saw this week: 1.) Client: “My puppy is untrainable.” Me: “How do you act when you think that?” Client: “I […]


Are You Stressed Because Your Puppy is Timid with People? – Garrettsville – Puppy Obedience

Labrador - Garrettsville - Puppy Obedience

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Garrettsville – Puppy Obedience Do you struggle with a puppy that is fearful of new people? We understand your stress, and we want to help you. Currently, we are working with a black lab puppy in Garrettsville. Puppy obedience is our focus because this cute little guy is only 7 months. The owners got him when he was 4 months old. As a result, they missed socializing her with other people. Bella’s breeder was busy and didn’t appear to take the time to socialize her either. So when she got to her new, Bella got overwhelmed. The owners were stressed that Bella might bite someone because they had many visitors. So we started working with them in Garrettsville. Puppy obedience training contained many tools to […]


Are You Frustrated By Your Barking Dog? – Dog Training – Twinsburg

Stop Barking - Dog Training - Twinsburg

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Twinsburg and Surrounding Areas Are you stressed by your dog that barks often on leash walks? This is a common issue. Let’s help you so you can have peaceful leash walks. Stacey and Justin came to us with their black lab, Laney who barked at other dogs and people on their leash walks. In fact, Stacey couldn’t even walk Laney on leash. They came to us for help with dog training. Twinsburg is where they live. In our recent session, we focused on counter conditioning. Every time Laney saw a human or dog, she received continual treats until the stimulus was out of her sight. Justin stood in the yard with Laney on leash. A dog and human walked by. As soon […]


Are Sick of Potty Accidents in the House? – Puppy Training – Garrettsville

Shiba Inu - Puppy Training - Garrettsville

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Garrettsville and Surrounding Areas Are you sick of your puppy constantly pottying in the house? We understand, and we want to help you. When you get a puppy many puppies do not understand to go potty outside so they automatically go whenever and wherever they want. This is a problem. Tracie came to us with her Shih tzu that pottied so much in her basement that it smelled like urine. Like most owners she wanted this behavior to stop. Here are some things you can do to stop accidents in the house. The steps are a mixture of management and puppy training. Garrettsville owner, Tracie, is much happier now. 1.) Put your puppy on a feeding schedule. Do not free feed your puppy. […]


Do You Stress When Your Dog Barks at the Door? – Twinsburg – Dog Training

How to get your dog to be quiet - Twinsburg - Dog Training

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Twinsburg – Dog Training Do you want to cover your ears because your dog barks every time someone rings the doorbell or knocks? We completely get it. You are also not alone. Laney, a black lab is a client of ours. She lives in Twinsburg. Dog training in her home is helping her be more peaceful and quiet with house guests. This last week we worked on helping her become more quiet when someone knocks or rings the bell. Counter conditioning works well for this. Give your dog a treat immediately after the door knock or bell. The correlation needs to be consistent and reliable. Meaning that every time there is a door knock or ring that your dog gets a treat. If your dog […]


A Must Know Secret for Puppy Owners – Puppy Training – Garrettsville

Black Labrador - Puppy Training - Garrettsville

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Garrettsville and Surrounding Areas Many people are not aware of this important secret. It will change you and your puppy’s entire life. Without knowing this secret you could have added stress in your life than you actually want or need. So what is this secret? Puppies have a socialization window that closes between 3 to 4 months of age. This means that if you puppy isn’t introduced to multiple situations, people and dogs during this time period, your puppy many develop fears or aggression problems. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior agrees. Of course your puppy can be change through puppy training. Garrettsville owners need to realize it is not a lost cause. However, prevent is much easier. When you get […]


9 Tips to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing – Puppy Training – Garrettsville

Stop Chewing - Puppy Training - Garrettsville

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Garrettsville Are you struggling with a new puppy that is driving you crazy with his chewing behavior? We understand and we can help! Here are some tips that will create more peace of mind in your home with your puppy. 1.) Proof your home. Place objects of value that you don’t want your puppy to chew on up high or behind closed doors. Your puppy doesn’t know yet what is a toy and what is not. This will help prevent your puppy from learning to chew on items that have value to you like your cell phone, TV remote, iPad, etc. 2.) Spray items that you cannot move with bitter apple or bitter orange. This makes items taste bad and will steer […]


Help My Puppy Jumps, Chews and Bites, and I Am So Frustrated! – Puppy Training – Garrettsville

Labradoodle - Puppy Training - Garrettsville

Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Garrettsville, Ohio and Surrounding Areas Are you struggling with a new puppy that jumps, bites and chews? I am imagining that you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated. You are not alone and we can help. Currently, we are training a cute Labradoodle puppy named Frankie. Frankie lives in Garrettsville, Ohio. Puppy training is our main focus. His mom decided to work with us for multiple sessions. When I arrived, the cute puppy wanted to chew on shoe laces, his cloth crate, clothes, and the carpet. He also wanted to jump on me every time I arrived. Even still he would play bite at times and with his sharp teeth it hurt. The owners were stressed by all of the above issues. […]