K9-1 Specialized Dog Training LLC

We create training systems, standards, and advocacy for dogs.

Personal Protection Dogs – Some things you should know.

Before you buy a personal protection dog or consider training a dog for personal protection, you may want to do some research.  There really isn’t much advice out there for the person looking to obtain a personal protection dog besides from those who are selling personal protection dogs to you. ...

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Protective Gloves and Extinction in Dog Aggression Rehab

We get a lot of emails inquiring about the gloves that we use when working with dog aggression rehabilitation.  There are many different choices out there ranging from leather work gloves to heavy duty specialty gloves with many protective layers. The most important thing to remember is that none of...

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How to Clean a Dog’s Ears – the Stress Free Way!

Cleaning a dog’s ears does not have to be a stressful experience for you or your dog. Earl and I threw together this video to give you a crash course in the pertinent anatomy of the dog’s ear and a technique that maximizes the comfort and effectiveness of cleaning those...

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How to Clip Dog Nails Without Making Them Bleed!

Here is a quick post that will give you some tips on clipping your dog’s nails. Most of the important information will be found in the embedded video. I decided to do a video on cutting nails, because I realized that too many dogs are unnecessarily traumatized during the process....

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Train Your Dog To Enjoy Wearing a Muzzle.

More and more people are training their dogs to wear a muzzle so that they have one in hand in case it is needed at the veternarian’s office or for introducing their dog safely to another pet, guest, or child.  When a dog is happy to see a muzzle and...

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Cherry Eye Treatment – Home Remedy For Dogs

So I wake up one morning and to my surprise my own little rescue puppy from the South, “Dixie”, is greeting me with the signature pink bulging bump from the corner of her eye known as cherry eye. So what is cherry eye anyway?  Technically, it refers to the prolapse...

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“Dominance in Dog Training Debunked” or is it?

1. Dog behavior can’t be explained through wolf behavior. 2. Dominance is not a factor in dog behavior or dog-human relationships? Are these revolutionary discoveries or is it irresponsible twisted science? According to The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest association of dog trainers in the world, these...

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