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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.

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

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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.

    harness suggestions to help with pulling for a strong hound

    harness suggestions to help with pulling for a strong hound

    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.Support the Show.Ali Smith is the founder of rebarkable.com This episode comes from an instagram live, head to @re.barkable or submit your question to woof@rebarkable.com

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    What would be my process of introducing a fear reactive dog to a new person in their home?

    What would be my process of introducing a fear reactive dog to a new person in their home?

    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 - Adding smells (a good trick is to take your guest's shoes off before they come over)&...

    • 4 min
    is clicker training really necessary or is a yes aka a marker word just as good?

    is clicker training really necessary or is a yes aka a marker word just as good?

    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!Support the Show.Ali Smith is the founder of rebarkable.com This episode comes from an instagram live, head to @re.ba...

    • 6 min
    My dog startles out of sleep when we move on the sofa, what do we do?

    My dog startles out of sleep when we move on the sofa, what do we do?

    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!Support the Show.Ali Smith is the founder of rebarkable.com This episode comes from an instagram live, head to @re.barkable or submit your question...

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    Tips for handling an off-leash dog approaching

    Tips for handling an off-leash dog approaching

    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 deter an off leash "it's okay he's friendly" doggo!Support the Show.Ali Smith is the founder o...

    • 4 min
    What Do I Do When My Dog Reacts When I'm Out?

    What Do I Do When My Dog Reacts When I'm Out?

    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 as possible, even if it means walking away from our pets for a bit so they won't be exposed to any...

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