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Get the DiRT on your Day School Dog

Get the DiRT on your Day School Dog

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Featured, Tips-n-Tricks |

Every day schooler has been worked and mentally challenged during several one-on-one and group training sessions with a My Dogs Mind trainer throughout the day. Emm…yeah. They may not have wanted you to know that. Day School Review Time (DiRT) serves to provide owners with a level of communication skills and instruction to successfully continue a consistent training program at home.

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Using Play as a Reward for Good Behavior

Using Play as a Reward for Good Behavior

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Tips-n-Tricks | 1 comment

Jackson an 18 month old a Black Mouth Cur, came to My Dogs Mind in April after being adopted a month prior. His owner was told about his “high-energy” by the adoption center but was instructed to continue giving him Benadryl┬« to help with that. Sad but true story. Play, specifically a game of “Tug” proved a great activity for him. By rewarding Jackson when he ignores the temptation of other dogs with a good round of tug, we are able to offer him a better release for his energy and an alternative to the old way of dealing with it.

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Exercise your dog’s on/off switch with transitions

Exercise your dog’s on/off switch with transitions

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Tips-n-Tricks | 1 comment

As humans, we often have places to go and we can’t wait for our dogs to become exhausted from play. Other times, play may escalate into rough-housing or other predecessors of unsafe scenarios. In any case, the ability to spin-down from short abrupt bursts of excitement is an invaluable skill for a handler and dog to master.

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Want a great dog? Work at it.

Want a great dog? Work at it.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Tips-n-Tricks | 0 comments

Having a great relationship with your dog takes a lot of work, a ton of patience, and the humility to remember you are only half of the equation. If you are up to the challenge, you need only look down to find your willing partner.

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My Dogs Mind offers a variety of personalized programs including dog obedience training, dog behavior, dog owner education, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog training and more. Our day school is a training alternative to dog day care. Home visits are available. We service the greater New Hampshire seacoast including Hampton, Seabrook, Portsmouth, Exeter, Dover, Durham, Newburyport MA, Amesbury MA, Salsbury MA, Kittery ME, York ME.

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Training/Evals - (603) 601-8917
102 Tide Mill Rd Unit 8, Hampton, NH 03842