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Teaching the Next Generation: The Importance of Modern, Science-Based Dog Training

The Pitfalls of Anthropomorphism in Dog Training

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics or behaviors to non-human animals. It is a common tendency for people to anthropomorphize their pets, particularly dogs, due to the strong bond that often exists between humans and their...

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The Benefits and Techniques of the Sit, Down, and Stand Drill for Your Canine Companion

One important drill that every dog should know is the sit, down, and stand routine. This exercise may seem simple, but it can actually be quite complex and requires careful training. Not only is this drill useful for competitive canine sports that...

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Dangerous Food for Dogs: What to Avoid as a Responsible Dog Owner and Importance of Training a Leave-it

As a responsible dog owner, it's important to be aware of the types of food that can be harmful or toxic to dogs. Some common foods that are dangerous: Chocolate: Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be toxic to dogs and cause symptoms...

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Use the App to Sign in to Your Next Class

Dog training classes at MJ's Pet Training Academy run all week long. Train your dog to stay, practice skills with your new puppy and work through the levels all the way to advanced obedience. You might even want to attend one of our free dog...

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Dog Day Sale

Happy National Dog Day!   We know that every day is dog day for the MJ's fam, but we are celebrating anyway with a very special sale.  Call Us Add on to your class pass or start a new class with passes today for a special...

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Crate Training Puppies and Dogs

Should You Crate Train Your Puppy?   Having a crate set up in your home for a new puppy, can make house training more successful, but many new puppy owners wonder if crate training is in the best interest of their puppy. Dogs are social animals...

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Training Talks: Free Demonstration and Discussion Wednesday

Join team MJ's for a free dog training demonstration and talk on Wednesday, August 24th at 1:00PM in Acushnet.  Our training talks are impromptu discussions and demonstrations on a variety of topics. Please do not bring your dog for...

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One of My Shaping Favorites and a Step by Step for You and Your Dog (Written by MJ)

by MJ         Grab a clicker and small bits of high-value food and follow this recipe for training a pivot for heelwork with no lure.          Before you Begin For those new to shaping, the...

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From wolf to chihuahua: new research reveals where the dingo sits on the evolutionary timeline of dogs

From wolf to chihuahua: new research reveals where the dingo sits on the evolutionary timeline of dogs Barry Eggleton, Author provided Matt A. Field, James Cook University and J. William O. Ballard, La Trobe University Many people know...

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