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Please stop looking for “quick fixes.” You may be inadvertently creating much bigger issues that you may not even see emerge right away.

True behavior change takes time, patience and compassion.

#ysdlearn"when used correctly"

"jerk up not back"

"their skin is thicker"

"it's not abuse"

"correct him now"

"just push him off"

"this goes around the neck"

"they will sort it out"

"well I tried it on myself and it didn't hurt"

"muzzle baiting"

"little tap"

"wait till he surrenders"

"just feels like a TENS unit"

"I only have to use the beep now"

"he only needs to see it"

"being dominant"

"gentle corrections"

"does this look like a shutdown dog to you"

"bit of pressure"

"it's just communication"

"guaranteed results"

"like a mother would"

"it's not harmful"

"nature is harsh"

"he needs to know he's wrong"

"top dog"

"this breed needs to know you're boss"

"do it because I said so"

"stubborn"

"it's just a rolled up towel"

"as hard as you can"

"you'll only need to do it once, if you do it right"

"using all four quadrants is science based"

"and then you bring your knee up into his..."

"PuReLy PoSiTive"

No matter what you call it or say about it, if it feels wrong it is.

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Please stop looking for “quick fixes.” You may be inadvertently creating much bigger issues that you may not even see emerge right away.   

True behavior change takes time, patience and compassion. 

#ysdlearn

2 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

I’ve always thought yelping made one sound like a fun, giant squeaky toy!

Sometimes “yelping” is involuntary but as a training tactic, try your best not to. And please no shaker cans, spray bottles, leash corrections, alpha rolls, shock collars etc!

Please be kind, remember YOU wanted a puppy and nipping comes with the territory!

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I’ve always thought yelping made one sound like a fun, giant squeaky toy! 

Sometimes “yelping” is involuntary but as a training tactic, try your best not to. And please no shaker cans, spray bottles, leash corrections, alpha rolls, shock collars etc! 

Please be kind, remember YOU wanted a puppy and nipping comes with the territory! 

#ysdlearn

4 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Figure out WHY your dog is barking, growling, lunging, biting and then try not to put your dog in those situations UNLESS you are specifically desensitizing, counter-conditioning, using positive reinforcement training. Lately I’ve seen many playfully nipping puppies escalate to defensive biting due to corrections of normal puppy behavior leading to even worse behavior. Please get expert advice, Kikopup has a great library of videos!

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4 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

*Use a cooling collar/bandana
*Walk inside a pet-friendly, air conditioned store
*Have indoor dog play dates

#ysdlearn6 ways to keep your pup cool this summer! 😎☀️
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*Use a cooling collar/bandana
*Walk inside a pet-friendly, air conditioned store
*Have indoor dog play dates 

#ysdlearn
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