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We’ve had him back for a week, and are amazed at all that has been possible with him…

Signing our dog up for Flash Dog Training was one of the best decisions we ever made. When we adopted Ollie from a shelter 2 years ago, we quickly realized there would be many issues to work through. When left in his kennel, he would incessantly bark and try to chew through it. When at the dog park, he would “bully” certain dogs. When out for a walk, he would bark and growl at any dog he saw across the block. And when we took him on hikes, he would only come back to us when he felt like it.

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Date Your Dog

Did you just bring a new dog in to your life? Date your dog. Is your current relationship with your dog not going so well? Date your dog. Do you feel that you try to communicate, but are not heard in your relationship? Date your dog. What I mean by this is, as a pet culture, we throw ourselves at our dogs. We literally physically push ourselves into their space and expect that we’re going to have this amazing connection with them right off of the bat. What if we approached our relationship with our dogs similar to a platonic

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The How to Tell When Someone Claims to, but Doesn’t Actually Understand Dog Training Starter Kit:

Won’t use “corrective” tools in dog training, but yells at their dog constantly for not listening. Allows their dog to pull on a “gentle” leader with the strap almost in the dogs eyeballs, but touts that prong collars are inhumane. Gives unsolicited advice on the internet and says things like: “Try humane ‘science based’ dog training instead,” implying that only positive reinforcement is science-based. This is the age we live in. We live in a sea of experts simply because people have a keyboard and Google. Believers in positive reinforcement (+R) only training, from my experience are some of the

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E collar training has tremendously helped strengthen my bond with Kiana…

Kiana and I had spent 30 weeks in dog training classes, hoping that with time we could work on her leash aggression, nervousness, and protectiveness around stranger dogs and humans. It got to a point where I dreaded going on walks around the park or on hikes with her because her reactivity was out of control and it wasn’t getting any better. After doing extensive research online I stumbled upon Flash Dog Training and read some of the reviews of other dog parents who had the same issues I was having. I finally reached out to Kerry and Bre at

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Zahra gained so much freedom through her e-collar training, and I gained a sense of safety and control over my dog…

Zahra and I were referred to Kerry from another trainer in town who told us she was THE expert in e-collar training. At the time, while I was head over heels in love with my adorable new border collie puppy, I was also losing my mind trying to manage her incessant energy on my own. While I consider myself a pretty active person, Zahra came in to the world like a lightning bolt of nonstop energy and engagement. She was whip-smart and ready to learn/play/work ALL DAY LONG – and then some. I knew that I needed to find a

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“Insecurities are loud, confidence is quiet.”

This statement is CERTAINLY true with people and it’s absolutely true with dogs. The catch is that dogs, like people, are not one thing or the other. They’re not simply insecure or secure. We are all multi layered. We all have things that make us feel less than and we have things about ourselves that empower us and make us feel confident. Some dogs and people are consumed by their insecurities. It takes over their life and makes them act out. Kiana’s insecurities began to slowly take over her life and her owner’s. Dogs that struggle with stranger-danger issues or

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