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How To Stop Your Dog From Biting

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What Does Your Dog Barking Mean?

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Host Tips: Ellen K. What Makes Sniffspot Successful for Me

Ellen is the host of Country Pasture Getaway, one of Sniffspot's most popular sniff spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great sniff spot host.

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How Sniffspot is Helping a Retired Vet Tech Keep Her Home

If you had told Ellen K. three years ago that renting her land to dogs would be a key part of affording her home, she wouldn’t have believed you. 

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How to Train a Service Dog for Anxiety

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How to Train a Rescue Dog: Shelter Dog Training

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The Best Dog Enrichment Toys

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Meet the Sniffspot Host Taking Her Love for Dogs and Turning It Into a Business

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How to Train a Therapy Dog

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How to Train a Deaf Dog

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Bell Training for Dogs

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How to Potty Train a Dog

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Best Toys for Herding Dogs

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How to Train Your Dog for a Dog Show

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How to Train a Stubborn Dog or Puppy

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How to House Train an Adult Dog

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How to Train a Dog to Pee on Pad

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The Firefighter Sharing His Spectacular Yard

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How This Family Turned Their Love of Dogs into a Money Maker

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Reliable Recall Training: Teaching Your Dog to Come

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Complete Guide To Herding With Dogs

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How to Train a Service Dog for Anxiety

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How to Train a Rescue Dog: Shelter Dog Training

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The Best Dog Enrichment Toys

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Meet the Sniffspot Host Taking Her Love for Dogs and Turning It Into a Business

Liz is a lifelong animal lover, and has been surrounded by four-legged friends her entire life. Her childhood was spent with dogs in the home, and her teen years were spent riding horses, an interest she took with her well into adulthood. “I rode Hunter Jumpers and competed with my Quarter horse as a preteen and teenager,” she explained. “As an adult I competed in Dressage with my Lipizzan. My husband and I met during this horse-crazy time. He put up with and supported my animal obsession.” 

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How to Train a Therapy Dog

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How to Train a Deaf Dog

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Bell Training for Dogs

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How to Potty Train a Dog

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Best Toys for Herding Dogs

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How to Train Your Dog for a Dog Show

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How to Train a Stubborn Dog or Puppy

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How to House Train an Adult Dog

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How to Train a Dog to Pee on Pad

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The Firefighter Sharing His Spectacular Yard

Andy comes from a dog-loving family, and has had canine pals in his life since he was a kid. “Me and my brother have always had dogs ever since we were young. My family is Bolivian but me and my brothers were born here in the United States. My parents had two Yorkies and we pretty much grew up with them,” he said. After their parents passed, the two looked for dogs of their own, and ended up with a stray beagle and two German Shepherds who utilized the huge yard his family has shared for 15 years. 

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How This Family Turned Their Love of Dogs into a Money Maker

Rick and Lynn P., and their daughter Zoe, are dog lovers who knew Sniffspot was for them as soon as they heard about it. “In September of 2019 I saw a Sniffspot advertisement for property owners to become Sniffspot hosts,” Rick recalled. “Since Lynn and I both love dogs, we loved the idea of providing a safe and secure option for dog owners to let their dogs run free.” The couple, who work full-time; Lynn as an educator, and Rick as a computer technician onboard a ballistic missile submarine, money wasn’t the motivating factor behind hosting, but having some free time and a property suitable for entertaining dogs just made sense for the pair. 

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Reliable Recall Training: Teaching Your Dog to Come

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Complete Guide To Herding With Dogs

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The Best Dog Trainers in Worcester, MA of 2023

Welcome to the Worcester, MA Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Worcester based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. This list is a subset of the broader Top Trainers in Massachusetts list. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

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The Best Dog Trainers in California of 2023

Welcome to the California Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in California based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

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The Best Dog Trainers in Vallejo, CA of 2023

Welcome to the Vallejo, CA Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Vallejo based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. This list is a subset of the broader Top Trainers in California list. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.