Rachel Brix, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified

Rachel Brix is Fear Free Certified and both a certified trainer and behavior consultant through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers who focuses on enrichment-based behavior modification. Her free time is devoted to her two rescues, Emerson and Apache.

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How to Stop Your Dog from Barking: 5 Useful Tips

Stopping the excessive barking is the key, not to stop the bark entirely. Barking is a completely normal behavior for dogs, and they bark for many different reasons: alarm, boredom, excitement, frustration, demand, play, stress. You have coping skills and strategies for your emotions: Your dog needs some, too. First, figure out context. Does he […]

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How to Train Mixed Breed Dogs: Tips, & FAQ in 2024

When training a mixed breed dog find out what motivates him. Rewards vary, but all dogs respond to food. Experiment! Add some breed-specific enrichment when possible and leave room in your routine for his personality to shine. Teach your mixed breed dog basic cues such as: Sit Stay Down Recall Loose-leash walking Four on the

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5 Dog Training Tips for Beginners You Need For Your Pup

Gone are the days of strict obedience dog training, so unless you aspire to compete in obedience, relax. Cues like sit, come and manners are important, but first, you need to establish a solid foundation. This includes teaching your dog to exist harmoniously with you and your family and fit comfortably into our human-centered world.

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3 Easy Dog Enrichment Ideas You Can Do at Home

Enrichment means meeting an animal’s needs. It’s less about keeping a dog busy or tiring him out and more about encouraging, enabling and empowering him to engage in species-specific behaviors. It keeps dogs emotionally, mentally and physically healthy and helps alleviate and prevent behavior issues. Truly enriching activities effect positive, observable and measurable behavior change.

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