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Positively Expert: Kevin Duggan

Kevin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club. He currently resides in Ohio , where he operates All Dogs Go To Kevin, LLC.


Is The Dog Stubborn, Or The Human?

Posted on: September 14, 2016 - 2 Comments

A dog that is coming off as "stubborn" is actually a dog that is either unmotivated or has no idea what is being asked. There are a couple ways to motivate your dog.

How to Stop Your Dog From Biting the Leash On Walks

Posted on: December 8, 2015 - 3 Comments

Something that I see happen frequently is the dog happily grabbing the leash and trying to turn the leisurely walk into a game of tug. This can lead to frustration and a sore arm. So how do we solve this problem?

V for Vendetta the Dog, A Success Story

Posted on: July 19, 2015 - 2 Comments

V was a wild child. I got him at 6 weeks old and for the first 2 years of his life he had zero training. The only time I could get him to do something, or stop doing something was by raising my voice. I had no idea what I was doing. I was completely clueless.

Why Should Your Dog Listen to You?

Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 1 Comment

Does your dog listen to you when you ask him to do something? Does he listen half of the time? What about only when you have a treat, or only if you’re inside the house?

Pay The Dog: Why Giving Your Dog Rewards Will Lead to Better Behaviors

Posted on: March 16, 2015 - 2 Comments

There are two ways to get a dog to do what you want. Both ways create motivation for the dog, but according to science, one works better than the other. Can you guess which way works better?

How to Clicker Train Your Dog

Posted on: February 7, 2015 - No Comments

Have you ever thought about using clicker training with your dog, but didn't know how it worked? Here are some great tips and videos from a dog trainer about how to start clicker training.

How-To: Socializing Your Puppy or Dog (Video)

Posted on: January 2, 2015 - 3 Comments

Socialization is something that is often preached about when you have a dog. In fact, it is something I cover with all of my clients regardless of why I am there. This is because of how important it really is.

5 Traits That Will Make You A Good “Leader” For Your Dog

Posted on: December 8, 2014 - No Comments

Dogs are animals. Without proper training, (teaching) a dog will act, for lack of a better way to describe it, like a dog. This means that they will jump on counters, run away from home, eliminate where they please, bark, chew things, and the list goes on. When we bring dogs into our homes, we Read More

Why Rewarding Behaviors Works

Posted on: November 24, 2014 - No Comments

If your dog does something, and then gets something he enjoys directly after doing that thing, he is very likely to do it again. This is what is referred to as Positive Reinforcement. Using this system appropriately can come in very handy for teaching your dog what you’d like him to do. Unfortunately the same Read More