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Stop Barking Now – Obedience – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Obedience – Salt Lake City Are you stressed because your dog barks on walks? We understand the stress. Let’s help you create peace of mind now so you can enjoy your walks again! I absolutely love the LAT (look at that) command, and it is super simple to use. When your dog wants to bark he will generally form an alert body posture. His ears and tail are up and forward. His body will also be stiff and his eyes are fixated on an object or sound. This is the time that obedience is crucial. Salt Lake City dog owners have found clicking during this alert body posture can create your dog to look back toward you for a treat. You are actually telling your […]


5 Things That You Must Avoid in Dog Training – Obedience – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars – Obedience – Salt Lake City Do you wish that your dog listened to you all of the time? We understand how you feel. We have helped many dogs and can help you too. It can be confusing to know the best ways to train your dog because there is conflicting information on the internet and on TV. Cesar Millan uses drastically different methods than Victoria Stilwell. However, both claim to get positive results. How do you know what is best? The American Veterinarian Society of Animal Behavior sheds some light and science onto the answer. They have done research and have found out that positive training tends to create better results and is better for your dog emotionally. It is not just important that your dog has […]


Are You Annoyed Because Your Dog Ignores You? Obedience Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Obedience Training – Salt Lake City Are you feeling frustrated because your dog doesn’t respond to you? Does your dog appear to act like he isn’t listening? We understand, and we want to help. Let’s get your dog to listen now. A simple exercise to start with is getting your dog to listen to his name when is not distracted and then when he is distracted. We want your dog to look at you when you say his name. This increases obedience. Salt Lake City will be impressed because even when your dog is distracted he will stop what he is doing when you say his name. With your dog, looking at you, it will be much easier to get him to respond to other […]


Are You Stressed Because Your Dog Jumps on the Counter? – Dog Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Salt Lake City Do you feel frustrated and embarrassed because your dog jumps onto the table or the counter? We understand, and we can help. Unfortunately, this is a common issue so we have much experience in training dogs to stay off the counter or table. Let’s get your dog to stop doing this behavior through dog training. Salt Lake City guests and dog owners will be happy to have peace of mind in their home. Here are some tips to help you. 1.) Extinction works great. Keeping your counter empty of food will make it less enticing for your dog to jump there. He may actually jump onto the counter for awhile. Once he realizes that there is nothing there to […]


One of the Biggest Secrets in Choosing a Good Dog Trainer? – Dog Trainers – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Trainers – Salt Lake City Are you struggling with getting your dog to listen to you? We understand, and we know that we can help you. However, it is your choice to choose and there are many dog trainers. Salt Lake City has so many options. Your decision on choosing a Salt Lake City dog trainer can be overwhelming. We are going to let you in on a huge secret to your success with dog training. Salt Lake City has trainers that are inexpensive and expensive. There are also trainers that sell programs and ask for the money investment up front. Some allow you to pay as you go, and you can just commit to one session at a time. Last night, I received […]


Meet Our New Dog Training Partner – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars – Salt Lake City – Dog Training Do you wish that your dog would listen to you? You are not alone and we can definitely help! I am the founder and owner of Four Legged Scholars LLC, Salt Lake City, Dog Training. Recently I moved to Ohio and it has been important to continually help as many Salt Lake City dogs as possible. As a result, we have a new trainer, Becca Shreiar, that is partnering with us. She lives in Salt Lake City and can help you with your dog in-person. Becca went through an extensive interview process and passed with flying colors.  She has extensive knowledge on reward-based training. As a result she follows the recommendations of the American Veterinarian Association of Animal Behavior. She […]


How to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Holidays – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars LLC– Salt Lake City – Dog Training With the holidays coming I hear: “how do I keep my dog safe?” Keeping our dogs safe is so important and we want to do it right. It can be tempting to feed your dog human food in Salt Lake City. Dog training can require much treat usage. However, there are a tons of human foods that can be dangerous to your dog especially during the holidays. Chocolate, grapes, avacado, onions, and cooked bones are all not good to feed your dog even during the holidays or during dog training. Salt Lake City has my pet stores where you can buy healthy dog treats or you can make your own treats (recipe below). Cooked bones can splinter in your dog’s […]


Do You Want to Give to Dogs During this Holiday Season? – Dog Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Salt Lake City This week we have two small guests in our home. They needed a place to stay. The dogs’ owner, Angie, is best friend’s with Johanna, the owner of Four Legged Scholars, Dog Training, Salt Lake City. Angie had a mold infestation in her home and has been staying in a hotel with her human kids. She is planning on moving to a new apartment soon. She is single mom and was not able to have her dogs stay with her at the hotel. Johanna reached out and I saw that Angie needed help. I jumped in and Angie’s two dogs Karma and Princess are staying with me for a few days.  It’s scary to have to leave them behind especially […]


7 Benefits of Taking a Group Obedience Course – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Salt Lake City and Surrounding Areas Is your dog’s behavior driving you crazy? Are you struggling to get your dog to listen? Are you feeling stressed by your dog’s behavior? Many dog owners have a more peaceful household after taking a group obedience courses. You can have this peace of mind too. Here are 7 benefits for taking a group obedience Salt Lake City course. 1.) Your dog will reliably listen to basic obedience commands after you take a course. Imagine a dog that responds to you every time you ask him to perform a command inside your home. 2.) Your friends and family will be impressed by your dog’s good behavior. 3.) You will feel much more peace and happiness when you […]


The Top Dog Training Myths – Dog Training – Salt Lake City

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Ultimately you are struggling at getting your dog to listen and you want your dog to listen to you. Through my many years of Salt Lake City dog training, I have learned some common myths that can block peace of mind between you and your dog. Learn about these myths so that your dog will reliably listen to you. 1.) My dog will become dependent on the clicker. Many of our clients resist using the clicker before they meet us because they think they will have to use it forever. A clicker is just a training tool when you are teaching your dog a new behavior. Once your dog is obedient you will no longer need to use the clicker. 2.) Reward-based dog training only works for certain dogs and […]


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