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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 […]


Are You Struggling with Your Stubborn Dog? – Obedience – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Obedience – Salt Lake City Are you struggling with a dog that is stubborn? We know how frustrating this can be. We assure you that we can help you. It doesn’t start with obedience. Salt Lake City dog trainers generally start with focusing on the “bad behavior.” I want to start with a personal experience of “listening”. My daughter, Iris, is now 4 years old. She struggles at times with feeling her emotions in a healthy manner and sometimes hits me, slams the door etc. The other day she was so upset that she yelled, hit me, ran upstairs and slammed her bedroom door. I knocked on the door and said calmly “what are you so upset about?” She was struggling with the words at […]


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 […]


An Important Secret Puppy Owners Must Know – Puppy Training – Salt Lake City

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Puppy Training – Salt Lake City and Surrounding Areas Do you wish that your puppy would listen to you all of the time? We understand, and we can help. Much information encourages puppy owners to wait to train their puppies until he is 12 – 16 weeks of age. Many veterinarians are recommending waiting to start a group puppy class after their puppy is fully vaccinated. This delays puppy training. Salt Lake City then has a huge problem on their hands. Science has now proven that it is best to start puppy classes at 8 weeks of age. The past fear of your puppy getting sick is no longer a fear that needs to be addressed. There has now been many scientific studies that have proven […]


5 Fun Places to Take Your Dog Near Salt Lake City – Dog Training

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Four Legged Scholars LLC – Dog Training – Salt Lake City This month has been a very busy month for Stella and I. Stella and I have started volunteering with a non-profit in Salt lake City. Dog training is what we are focusing on here. The non-profit is called Service Dogs Support and Training Solutions. I love helping training Service Dogs. This month has been rewarding. It feels great to be helping out other people who need it. It got me to thinking. Stella is a service dog so I can take her everywhere with me. I realized that most of you cannot do this so I wanted to write a post on fun dog places. Here is a list of fun hiking and dog training, Salt Lake City places. […]


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 […]


Our New Foster Dog – Dog Training – Salt Lake City – Utah

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Four Legged Scholars – Dog Training – Salt Lake City – Utah Stella and I want to share our experience with fostering a dog. I have never fostered a dog before and I wanted to give it a try. Stella and my husband have been kind enough to let me have another dog in our home. Basically, I just gave him puppy dog eyes till he said yes. I picked her up on Saturday and brought her home. I am used to a 35 pound dog. My foster dog, named Mocha is about twice her weight. As I was being dragged to my car I thought to myself. “My adventure has began.” At this point, I was wondering what this was going to be like. Then I remembered that I […]


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