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even though your dog is a sweetheart most of the time?
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And Improve Your Dog’s Behavior!

If you struggle with your dog’s behavior… things like constant barking, jumping up, growling, snapping, or leash pulling can be incredibly frustrating to deal with.

And if you’ve tried traditional dog training to deal with behavior issues, or simply hoped your dog would “grow out of it” as they got older only to be disappointed – you’re not alone.

Start Improving Your Dog’s Behavior In Less Than 5 Minutes A Day

By making a few small changes to your normal routine, you can start training your dog to be a better companion, playmate, and to be the pride of the park.

You can train your dog to become an absolute joy to come home to, knowing they watch out for you, your family, and your home. In less time than you think, you can start enjoying one of life’s best friendships.

I’m here to help…

Growing up, I had an undeniable passion for animal behavior and training. Which lead me to pursue behavior medicine and dog sports, specifically dog agility competition.

Now, I’ve always had high-energy, strong-willed dogs (several of them in fact). So I know exactly what it’s like to deal with dogs that have a tendency to misbehave, not listen… much less obey, and can be anti-social or aggressive.

Because of my love for animals I also became a veterinarian. There was just one problem… while I was able to treat their medical or health issues, many dogs were still at risk of being euthanized due to behavior problems.

And after years of seeing dog owners struggle with common behavior problems that are easily resolved with proper training, I couldn’t take it anymore – I had to help.

In your membership, you will get online video courses and mini-courses to help you improve your dog’s behavior. You’ll get to participate in Training Challenges with the community to help you keep up with your training.

You will also get my support. You can talk to me during Office Hours twice a month and ask your questions in a private facebook group.

This is why I left clinical practice…  to focus on behavior medicine and professional dog training so I could help others, like you, improve your dog’s behavior too.

Dr. Carolyn Lincoln

Veterinarian and Professional Dog Trainer

"I know that improving my dog's behavior requires consistency, but with Carolyn's help, it's manageable, enjoyable and it actually works. "

– Rina Orellana

"I have found the Improve your Dogs Behavior modules very helpful! It's funny, I've always known that dogs are intuitive and people pleasers, but your communications lesson opened my eyes. "

– Sophie Ruiz

"Our dogs absolutely adore Dr. Lincoln. Our meetings were the highlight of my week. "

– Brianna Halloran

Training Your Dog Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Follow These 3 Easy Steps To Improve Your Dog’s Behavior

1. Discover What Really Makes Your Dog Tick

Better understand how your dog thinks and why your dog behaves the way he/she does… so you can communicate in a way your dog understands.

Then you can…

2. Build A Better Connection With Your Dog

Develop a relationship of mutual trust where both you and your dog feel safe and loved. So your dog is responsive and wants to follow your directions.

Which allows you to…

3. Improve Your Dog’s Behavior

Teach your dog the behavior, obedience, and social skills you want them to have. So your dog follows your directions, commands, and understands what behavior is Ok and what’s not.

So you can…

…Enjoy One Of Life’s Best Friendships!

Ready To Improve Your Dog’s Behavior?

– Introducing –

The Play To Behave Membership

– which includes –

The Improve Your Dog’s Behavior Online Course

The Online Quick Start Puppy Guide with Training Videos for All Age Dogs

Mini-Courses on Specific Issues Like Leash Walking, Nipping and more

Online Office Hours with Dr. Lincoln

A Private Facebook Group

Training Challenges

Everything You’d Expect From A Dog Training Program Designed Specifically For Owners Who Love Their Dogs!

Here’s what you’ll find in

The Improve Your Dog’s Behavior Course

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Module 1: Health

Underlying health issues can affect your dog’s behavior in many ways, causing them be irritable, unresponsive, over-reactive, and unfocused. This makes any attempt to change unwanted behaviors a frustrating if not impossible experience.

In this module, you’ll learn how to determine if your dog has underlying health issues that could be affecting their behavior, and what to do about it.

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Module 2: Environment

An unpredictable environment, full of distracting activities and noises, that lacks structure and a safe place where your dog can learn and grow… can increase unwanted behavior and the risk that someone or your dog could get hurt.

In this module, you’ll learn how to create a predictable environment, that’s distraction free, safe and stable… so you can increase safety for you and your dog, and help prevent unwanted behaviors from being repeated while also improving the behaviors you do want.

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Module 3: Relationship

When you don’t understand your dog, and your dog doesn’t understand you – it undermines trust, and deteriorates the bond and connection you need to improve their behavior. The way you interact with your dog is critical to getting the behavior you want, and when your dog is confused and conflicted… they don’t learn or behave the way you want them to.

In this module, you’ll learn how to better understand and communicate with your dog so you can build trust, confidence, and a feeling of security for your dog. You’ll even learn how to influence your dog’s mood, so it’s easier for your dog to learn the behaviors you want (and you have more control over those behaviors).

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Module 4: Behavior Modification

If your dog is fearful, anxious, overexcited, or unmotivated they’ll struggle to learn, to get along with other dogs and people, or to be comfortable in new environments.

In this module, you’ll learn some ways to change not just how your dog behaves, but how they feel. Your dog’s emotional well-being directly affects their behavior. So while it may seem similar, it’s much more than just behavior training.

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Module 5: Training

Behavior trainings that are intimidating, scary, or painful to your dog primarily focus on teaching your dog what Not to do, and can result in your dog’s behavior actually gets worse, showing signs of aggression, and a growing disinterest in listening to or obeying you.

In this module, you’ll learn, step-by-step, how to teach your dog the most important skills they need to know. Using positive training methods, your dog will know exactly what you want them to do. As a result, your dog’s behavior will improve, your dog’s confidence will grow from making good choices, and your dog will enjoy learning new ways to please you.

The specific training skills you’ll learn range from simple to complex, allowing you to get good at the method, timing, and communication with your dog, building your confidence while giving you more of the behavior you want from your dog.

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Module 6: Medications and Supplements

If you can’t leave the house because your dog might destroy it, or you can’t go for a drive because your dog is so afraid of the car they become aggressive – your dog may be suffering from debilitating anxiety and fear.

Medications and supplements can be expensive, with no guarantee of working, not to mention all the potential side effects. There’s no such thing as a “magic pill”, so in this module, you’ll learn the pros and cons of medications and supplements that affect your dog’s behavior and how to avoid one of the biggest mistakes people make when deciding whether or not to use them.

Ready To Improve Your Dog’s Behavior?

What Else Do You Get In Your Play To Behave Membership?

The Quick Start Puppy Guide…

In the Quick Start Puppy Guide you get lessons modeled after the Performance Puppy Class that I taught for years. Your dog will learn all the basic commands in a fun and entertaining way for both your dog and you.

You’ll learn how to use equipment such as wobble boards, tunnels and soft inflatable discs and even teach tricks.

Your dog will learn while they also build confidence, a level of security and build trust in you so they’ll be looking to you for direction. Your connection will grow and strengthen in a very special way and that is critical to building one of life’s best friendships.

*There are 6 modules in the course, but some videos are still on their way in the last two modules.

Office Hours…

You can get your questions answered directly by me, Dr. Lincoln during scheduled group Office Hours twice a month in the membership and you don’t even have to leave home! You can meet me on Zoom or in a Facebook live so we can have a conversation, during group calls.  You’ll get general advice given that I will not have a patient/client relationship with you, however, in most cases, I’ve seen enough in 30 years that I can give you options that help. If you need further professional help, one-on-one with myself or someone else, I will advise you to do so. Your success with your dog is the most important goal.

Mini-Courses…

You will have access to Online Video Mini-Courses about barking, leash walking, puppy nipping/biting and chewing inside the membership and more will be coming depending on your needs.

Challenges…

You will get more of your training done by going through the Training Challenges. Your daily training is easier and you get to do it with others in the membership! You can share your experience and questions too so you always have help.

Private Facebook Group…

In the private facebook group, you will have a safe place to talk to others experiencing the same issues that you are facing, ask questions and share recommendations on toys, treats, crates, different types of activities for you and your dog and more. I’ll also be in there to answer questions whenever I can. I love getting to know everyone and you too, might find you make some very good friends! it is a positive and supportive community.

"",,,I said "ah, come here!" and Tucker came running from across the kitchen. I didn't even say it that loud! This is working! "

– Current Member

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this membership cover all behavior problems?

Yes, the concepts and foundation you need to understand, communicate and build a better relationship with your dog will help you improve any behavior problem, including your dog’s. That includes everything from jumping up on people to destroying the house when you leave.

How do I get access to the training?

As soon as you purchase the membership, you’ll receive an email with details to access your account. From there you’ll be able to log in and immediately start going through the training.

What if I decide to cancel the monthly option?

Your monthly and yearly membership rate will never increase as long as you remain a member and there is no penalty for cancelling at the end of a month for the month-to-month membership or at the end of the year for the yearly membership option. In the yearly option, you are getting two free months.

What age dog is the membership designed for?

The membership is designed to help you with puppies and dogs of all ages.

Are you a "positive trainer"?

YES, I use “positive-based reinforcement”, sometimes also called a “reward-based training.” NO, that doesn’t mean “giving the dog cookies.” It means, reinforcing the right behaviors at the right times in the right ways, so your dog’s behavior improves.

My puppy is aggressive and just bit my friend! Can this help me?

Yes. This training approach will help prevent these types of problems. However, in serious cases you may need additional training to address more serious issues.

Do you ever punish a dog?

In short: No. For a more detailed answer, go here.

"Dr. Lincoln has the well-being of dogs at the top of her list, which helps us better understand and improve our relationship with our dogs, so life is better for all of us."

– Deborah and Mike Edwards

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