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4 Important Medical Issues that Can Affect Aggressive and Fearful Behavior – Salt Lake City Dog Trainers

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Salt Lake City Dog Trainers Are you struggling with a reactive dog? We know how stressful this can be. Let us help you. We are Salt Lake City dog trainers that care about your dog’s health and behavior. We want you to have peace of mind in your life with your dog now. There are many reasons why a dog can be aggressive or fearful. We wanted to focus on some medical reasons in this post to help you out. Please know that we are NOT medical professionals so we always advise that you consult with your veterinarian. 1.) Thyroid issues can cause huge problems in behavior. A dog can get moody and anxious if their thyroid isn’t balanced. Many veterinarians just make sure that […]


The 3 Best Leash Walking Tools on the Market – Salt Lake City – Dog Trainers

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Salt Lake City – Dog Trainers Are you struggling with leash walking? Does your dog drag you on-leash? We know frustrating this can be. Let’s get your dog walk nicely on-leash now. There are three tools that we use to help with leash walking. There are many Salt Lake City dog trainers, that may recommend choke collars or prong collars. However, we don’t recommend them as they cause pain on your dog which can lead to aggression or fear problems. We love the following tools. 1.) The Gentle Leader works great for super hyper dogs. It is not the first tool I recommend because many dogs dislike them. However, you can teach many dogs to like it by pairing positive things while they wear the […]


Are You Sick of Your Pup Pottying In the House? – Puppy Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Salt Lake City Are you frustrated because your puppy is pottying in your home? We understand, and we want you to have a peace with your puppy. Let’s help you so that you can be accident free in your home. There are many tips that will help you so that you can have success with housetraining during your puppy training. Salt Lake City owners will be happy to know it can be simple when they know what to do. 1.) Start by supervising your puppy. This means having your puppy on leash and within your sight at all times. If a leash doesn’t work, then block your puppy int0 the same room as you. 2.) If you need to leave the house […]


Are You Struggling With A Dog That Doesn’t Listen? You Are Not Alone. – Obedience Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Obedience Training – Salt Lake City Do you have a dog that just doesn’t want to respond to your command? Many people struggle with this, so you are not alone. We want you to feel that you can easily get your dog to listen to you. Then, you will feel peace and happiness in your life. Obedience training (Salt Lake City) is a great way to learn the tools that you need to get your dog to respond. Sometimes we think that are dogs will naturally listen to us and will want to listen to us. Guess what? This true sometimes. However, if you are reading this post I am betting that your dog isn’t that type of dog. Most dogs will respond really well […]


Are You Feeling Stressed Because Your Puppy Cannot Sit?- Salt Lake City – Puppy Training

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Salt Lake City – Puppy Training Do you feel stressed or embarrassed because your puppy cannot sit? This is such a common command that when our dogs or pups don’t know it, we can feel ashamed or feel as if something is wrong. We get it. You are not alone. In fact, I just trained two older dogs this past week to sit. They didn’t know the command and one of them even had trouble even offering a sit. She just wanted to stand. So let’s create your dog to sit now. We will help you with your Salt Lake City puppy training. One method is to use a lure. Put a treat in your hand. Touch your hand to your puppy’s muzzle. Then move […]


6 Must Know Tips for Firework Safety With Your Dog – Obedience Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Obedience – Salt Lake City It is that time of year of again with the 4th of July and Pioneer Day. The big bangs and booms can scare many dogs. This is the time of year that people forget about safety with their dogs, and they easily lose them. Their dog runs off because he is stressed and wants to get away from all of the noise. In their frenzy most of them cannot find their way back home. As a result, we wanted to write about what you can do personally to ensure safety with your dog this time of year. Obedience (Salt Lake City) has very little to do with whether your dog will run off or not. It has more to do […]


Our New Training Partner – Alyssa Giles – Salt Lake City – Dog Trainer

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Alyssa Giles, Bachelors Psychology, Salt Lake City, Dog Trainer How Did You Get Started in Salt Lake City Dog Training?  As expected, I grew up with dogs and was the one in my family most interested in training them. I had a variety of other pets (cats, a ferret, and rodents). As a teen. I regularly volunteered for a local animal shelter. I loved working with animals and was sure I’d be a veterinarian. My passion shifted to Salt Lake City dog training as I grew older. What Is Your Education? I attended Utah State University. Initially I had an interest in Wildlife Science. After, I attending classes on behaviorism was hooked! I quickly switched my major to Psychology, worked with Dr. Carl Cheney, and graduated with my Bachelor’s degree […]


What Age is Best to Start Training Your Puppy? Puppy Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Salt Lake City This is a common question that I get asked often. You get a puppy and then you wonder when is the best time to start training him? Can you start training too early or too late? For you, it is best to start training your puppy at 8 weeks of age. Your puppy learn so fast when he is young and it is easier to teach him good behavior than to have to change old / bad habits. When I work with an adult dog that has bad habits sometimes it can take years for that behavior to shift. When the puppy is young he can learn new behavior within weeks and sometimes days. So save yourself the headache […]


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