Dog Training Newbie

Best Dog Training Solutions, Tools, and Toys for New Pup Parents

Devene Godau, CPDT-KA

Devene obtained a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University and spent several years working in marketing. However, when she adopted her first greyhound (who came with some behavior challenges), she began researching ways to modify her problem behavior and found help with a local dog trainer. She became a volunteer assistant to learn more, and eventually started teaching classes and conducting private lessons. She currently trains puppies full-time to become scent detection dogs. Devene lives in Michigan with her husband and kids, as well as 4 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise.

Dog Training For Aggressive Dogs

If your dog has recently started showing aggressive tendencies, it’s essential to correct these issues immediately. And the best place to start? Investing in a scientifically-sound training program that specializes in training for aggressive dogs.  As we learned in our first installment of this behavior series, the best way to modify your pup’s less-than-desirable behaviors […]

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How to Identify Aggressive and Dominant Behavior in Dogs

Does the thought of training a dog who has been labeled “aggressive” or “dominant” make you feel stressed out, fearful, or anxious? First things first – take a deep breath and relax.  At Dog Training Newbie, we understand firsthand how difficult it can be to work with aggressive and dominant behavior, and we are here to

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The Truth About 4 Common Dog Training Myths

As a new pet owner unaware of dog training myths, you may feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information available on the topic of dog training. With just one web search for “dog training”, you’re presented with countless articles, videos, and opinions – many of which contradict each other, leaving you feeling lost. But fear not

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Dog Park Dangers and Training Tips: What to Know Before Going Off-Leash

An off-leash dog park may seem like the perfect place to exercise and socialize with your dog.  But what happens when you can’t get your dog to leave the dog park? Or worse, your dog approaches a dog that doesn’t want to interact? This training tips guide will prepare you for dog park dangers and

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3 Top Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Are you looking for a quick, fun way to connect with your dog right now?  Try our 3 tricks to teach your dog to see firsthand why practicing tricks is a great way to develop your training style

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Owners Beware – 3 Outdated Dog Training Methods

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. With the excitement of a new dog comes well-intentioned, outdated dog training advice from EVERYONE. Your Aunt Sue swears by the Koehler Method (which uses corrections to tell the dog when it has made the wrong choice)–she’s been

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How to Start Puppy Training Right

Dog Training Tips for Beginners At Home This page may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. If you have a new puppy, you are likely super excited to start puppy training. If you are a dog training newbie, this task can be overwhelming. An

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