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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 […]


Success Story – From Fear to Calm – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars – Salt Lake City – Dog Training Do you struggle with a dog that has fear issues? You are not alone and we can help! Megan came to us with a border collie that was fearful of numerous situations. Belle, her border collie, felt fear in her apartment when dogs barked, doors shut, fireworks went off and during many other sudden noises. When new people entered her apartment Belle also barked at them and didn’t feel comfortable at all. To make things even more stressful for Megan, Belle also experience stressed in the outdoor environment. Whenever, Megan took her outside around her apartment complex, Belle would generally see a person, dog or a hear a noise. All of these would cause her to intensely pull on the […]


Help! My Dog is Skittish and Fearful of Men – Dog Trainers – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Trainers – Salt Lake City Are you stressed because your dog is stressed around men? Does your dog appear skittish and fearful when men come to your home? Unfortunately, this is a common issue. Fortunately, we can help you. First, many dogs are more fearful around men because they move more assertive than woman. They tend to move in ways that are less fluid than woman. Their voice is deeper and sometimes they are stockier. Woman tend to move a bit more slowly and fluidly. Of course, there are always exceptions. However, these differences can make some dogs feel a bit more uncomfortable around men. When applying the techniques below, we highly recommend that you consult with professional dog trainers. Salt Lake City has […]


From Fear to More Confidence – Success Story – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Salt Lake City – Dog Training Michelle, a Salt Lake City dog training client, came to us with a very fearful border collie, Teddy. Teddy had nipped a few people and was not comfortable around new people especially in his home and on hikes. Michelle was feeling stressed that her dog might scare other people. So far there had been no serious bites, but the lunging and nipping was definitely a bit scary. Michelle really wanted to feel confident that Teddy could control his anxiety more and that she could feel at peace with him around other people. As a result, Michelle consulted with us and chose to do nine private sessions program over Skype. We met weekly online, and I demonstrated the commands that […]


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 […]


My Dog Hates Company and I am Super Stressed! – Dog Training – Salt Lake City

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Are you feeling that it is unsafe to have guests over at your home because your dog doesn’t like them? Does your dog hate it when you have company over? Do you feel lost on how to get your dog to calm down when people come to your home? We want to help you! You are also not alone in this. There are many people that have had similar issues and have had success through dog training. Salt Lake City is the home of many dog owners that have trained their dogs to be more comfortable with guests. The owners feel much more peace, happiness and safety in their homes. An easy method to use is counter conditioning. However, if your dog is extremely reactive this can be dangerous to […]


Do You Feel Stressed About Your Nervous / Scared Dog? – Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Are you feeling stressed because your dog is feeling nervous or scared? Does your dog shut down or stop moving, and you don’t know what to do about it? Are you sick of your dog getting scared about random everyday situations? We assure you that other people have been in your shoes. As a professional dog trainer, we can say the best solution is of course dog training. Salt Lake City has many dogs that have had fear issues and done training. Now their dogs are much less scared. We want to write some tips on how to deal with a fearful dog. 1.) Training your dog “target” is paramount and will help you be able to move your dog in small and safe increments. 2.) Be in the moment. Stop […]


Are You Feeling Stressed Because You Have to Drag Your Dog to the Vet? – Dog Training – Utah

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Are you feeling stressed, embarrassed or frustrated because you have to drag your dog to new places? Does your dog become a rug and not move when you take him to the vet or to a new place? Let’s stop this behavior and help you feel more peace and happiness. Imagine your dog walking easily with you when you take him to a new place. We assure you that we can help. We have done much dog training. Salt Lake City has many dogs that have felt just like your dog. We want you to realize you are not alone. If your dog isn’t easily following you when you are taking him to a new place, he is probably feeling fear. A fearful dog wants to know he is safe […]


The Dog Training Secret – Utah Dog Training

Johanna and Seiki performing Salt Lake City dog training

We want to tell you a huge secret! When you train your dog not only does your dog listen to you better but other problems that you had might just disappear.  Sometimes just giving your dog mental stimulation, eliminates problem behaviors that you have not addressed through dog training.  The reason for this is simple. Many dog breeds just want to use their minds. If they are bored then they are more likely to be aggressive, bark or destroy your house.  So keep it simple. If you have several of problems with your dog then just begin with some simple obedience dog training. Salt Lake City has many resources where you can learn about simple methods. As a result, you might be surprised to see some larger behavioral problems go away. […]


Dealing with a Fearful Dog

Recently, my group courses had numerous fearful dogs.  As a result I thought it would be helpful to write about fearful dog training. Salt Lake City has many people struggling with fearful dogs.  If you have a fearful dog you probably understand that times can be a bit challenging and stressful for you too.  There are many triggers that set your dog into a fearful spiral that can be hard to shift.  As a result, I am hoping these tips will support you in creating your dog and yourself to be more relaxed and calm.  With consistency and patience, you can create obedience with your fearful dog. 1.) If you are into clicker training consider using an i-Click.  The i-click is much softer in sound than a regular clicker.  You […]


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