Ask Ali - A Professional Dog Trainer Answers Your Dog Training Problems!

Ask Ali - A Professional Dog Trainer Answers Your Dog Training Problems!

Hey! And Welcome to Ask Ali with Ali Smith. Your multi-award winning dog trainer who's here to help. Bitesize answers to your training queries to get the best advice for all your doggy capers & conundrums. Supporting modern training and all things scientific.Want your question answered? Ask over on Instagram or email woof@rebarkable.com.

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March 29, 2023 2 mins

Whats.that.rattle asks if I have any harness suggestions to help with pulling for a strong hound.
I share three of my favourite harnesses we use with the hounds, and share why they're great for deep chested hounds.

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When you have a dog with fear reactivity, it can be hard to know how to introduce them to people in your home.

In this episode, I answer Caicos' question from Instagram about how to introduce a fear reactive dog to a new guest in their home. 

I discuss the benefits of keeping their guest informed, and then muzzle training their dog. 

Breaking down the process is really important, and steps like 
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I'm so excited to share with you today's video: Is clicker training really necessary? Or is a marker word just as good?

This was a question that Stewie_McD asked me on Instagram and it got me thinking.

In this video, I'll discuss some of the science behind clicker training vs marker training and what conclusion I draw from it. Let's go!

If you want more reading, Clicker vs marker!

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Today, I'm talking about my dog who is startling out of sleep and showing aggression. Leisha asks for my opinion on whether she should adjust the dog's medication and train. I share my insight on what I suspect this may be, and that it's most likely centered in deafness or pain, but that I would strongly suggest you see a good vet.

I hope you enjoy!

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In this episode, we're talking about what you can do when an off-leash dog approaches your dog.

If you've ever been out walking and had an off-leash dog come up to your pup, you know how stressful it can be. You have a few options: You can either try to get away from the situation as quickly as possible, or you can address it head-on with some helpful techniques.

I share some of my favourite tricks to de...

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Today I'm answering whats.that.rattle's question about what to do when your reactive dog reacts and the situation was entirely unavoidable.

First off, I want to say that we forgive ourselves, because we are human and it is not our job to read other people's energy or body language. We are allowed to be human beings who sometimes make mistakes.

Afterwards, we walk away from the situation as quickly a...

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In today's video, I'm answering lacoltural's question about whether she should adopt a second dog when her current dog doesn't necessarily like other dogs.

As always, I'm so glad you're here and can't wait to see you next week!

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Welcome to Ask Ali, where I answer all your questions about dog training. Today's question is from Jenn, who asks "what do I do about dog attacks in a multi-dog home?"

This is a really common issue that many of you may be dealing with right now. Sometimes this is really difficult, especially in this situation where the instigation was very unexpected, and at least one dog was in pain -- but it's still d...

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How do you re-grow confidence after your dog has been attacked? 

Well, you start by taking a step back. Increase your distance to things (muzzle train if necessary) and try to show your dog that the world isn't so scary. 

You can also enroll in dog spots or try some competitions online - and sometimes walking in a slightly nicer area can help you grow your confidence too. 

Luckily for us? Dogs bounce...

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December 15, 2022 5 mins

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Ali discusses enrichment options for a less able pitbull terrier. 

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Ali explains that this argument is something that she doesn't believe it's the case, and that mammals, lizards and birds and animals of all kinds respond to positive reinforcement. So why would our dogs be any different?

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