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How to Maintain Control in Your Pack - Alpha or Leader

Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  When I first started thinking about what I might write for this article, I spent some time re-reading Ray and Lorna Coppinger’s lovely book “Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior Read Post...

Shy or Timid Dogs - Ways to Ease Their Fear

Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  Is there anything that you can do to help me with my shy dog? What can I do to make my dog less afraid of other dogs? Less afraid of men? Less afraid of children? Less afraid of loud noises? How can I socialize my timid dog? Read Post...

Are you a Helicopter Pet Parent?

You love your dog. He’s your loyal confidant, your tireless travel buddy, and your four-legged family member. But when it comes to his play time, do you love him a little too much? Read Post...

Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  Half the fun of going to a dog friendly beach Read Post...

Dogs That Bark In the Car - What To Do?

Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog. Read Post...

Top 5 Skills to Teach Your Dog - Part 2

Author:  Elsa Larsen, Dog Behaviorist & Trainer | Owner: My Wonderful Dog.  Now that we've covered some of the things that may influence how you train in Part I, let’s talk about what to train. Read Post...

Top 5 Skills to Teach Your Dog

Elsa Larsen and her wonderful dog, Lincoln Teaching Youngsters and Oldsters Alike (Part I) Read Post...