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Posts by Marshall Tanner

How to Park Your Dog

When you leave your dog tied outside, there are many dangers he could face. From dog napping to an altercation with another dog, your pup might not be safe left alone on the sidewalk. Dog Parker offers the perfect solution for modern dog parking with a climate-controlled dog house that you can easily rent while you’re away.…

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Taking Care of Your Dog in the Winter

During the winter months, it’s common for humans to suffer from dry skin or chapped lips. The reason: cold weather literally sucks the moisture out of us. What you might not know is that dogs can suffer from many of the same winter ailments that humans do due to a lack of moisture in the…

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No More Separation Anxiety

One of the best ways to create an anxious, hyped-up, destructive, barking, whining, howling, crate-breaking, separation anxiety filled dog, is to share an effusive goodbye. Even when you leave without fanfare, it’s already hard on your dog. They’re likely already somewhat worried and concerned…worked up emotionally. So the last thing you want to do is…

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At First You Don’t Succeed

When my dog Sampson was a puppy, many years ago, I set about teaching him a sit-stay. As any trainer can attest, this is usually a fairly straightforward exercise…most of the time. I had taught dozens of pups the basics of how to sit and stay without any difficulty. My typical “go-to” plan for teaching…

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Don’t Forget to Keep Your Dog Under Control

It’s great to be able to walk your dog off leash and in spite of leash laws that forbid it in Salt Lake City; I don’t have a problem with people walking their dog off leash if the dog is under control. This morning I was walking my dog when I spotted a small poodle-ish…

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What’s it Like to Own a German Shepherd?

The German shepherd as a breed originated in Germany. No surprises there. But, believe it or not, their name was changed soon after the war. Before the war this breed was commonly called the Alsatian in Great Britain and parts of Europe. There are still parts of Europe that refer to the German shepherd as…

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Separation Anxiety – What Not to Do!

One of the best ways to create an anxious, hyped-up, destructive, barking, whining and anxiety filled dog, is to share an anxious goodbye! At Alpha Dog Training of Utah we believe you should not say “goodbye” to your dog or puppy. Even when you leave without fanfare, it’s already hard on your dog. They’re a…

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Want to live Longer? Own a Dog!

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your life. Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new study by Alpha Dog Training. For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease…

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12 Fun Facts About Dogs

One-third of American households have at least one pet dog, accounting for the 70- to 80-million dogs throughout the United States. Whether you are one of these dog owners, dog lovers, or dog trainers in Salt Lake City, read the following list of fun facts about man’s best friend: Dogs were domesticated over 10,000 years…

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