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That Dog Geek is an online training channel run by the trainers of Beacon Dog Training.

That Dog Geek creates easy to understand videos and graphics on dog training and behaviour. Our goal is to educate people all around the world, by explaining the latest, scientifically proven canine behavioural science in a way that is accessible to everyone.

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Socialisation - The Most Important Thing To Teach A New Puppy

Did you know that puppies have a critical socialisation period that only lasts until they are around four months old? Watch this video to learn what socialisation is, why it is so important, and how to use it to give your puppy the best start in life.

7 Quick Tips For Toilet Training a Puppy or Dog

Toilet training a puppy or older dog can be time consuming and frustrating. Watch this video to learn how to make the process as fast and stress free as possible; for you and your dog!

Why Dogs Don't Listen Around Distractions

Does your dog struggle to focus when they're out and about, or at exciting times like when visitors arrive? Watch this video to learn why dogs struggle in these circumstances, and how to overcome the problem.


Socialisation - The Most Important Thing To Teach A New Puppy


Canine Learning Theory & Why Dogs Jump

Replacing A Bad Behaviour With a Good One

Balancing Socialisation & Disease Prevention

Why You Should Never Punish A Growling Dog

Why Dogs Do Naughty Things When You're Not Looking

Three Questions To Ask If Your Dog Won't Come

How Dogs Act Before They Bite

Why Fearful Dogs Don't Need To "Get Used To It"

How To Stop a Biting Puppy

Ideas for Tiring Dogs Out By Exercising Their Brains

Beacon Ultimate Puppy Guide
Free eBook on Puppy Raising

The Easy-To-Miss Early Signs
of Resource Guarding

Training Myth 01:
Why Dogs Resource Guard

‍‍‍‍‍‍Training Myth 02:
Breed Superstitions

Why It's Important
To Give Dogs Time To Think

What Is A Clicker For?
Marker Signals Explained

A History On The Origin of
Dominance Based Training‍‍‍‍‍‍

Why You Shouldn't Lure a Fearful Dog With Treats

‍‍‍‍‍‍What's A Reinforcer? Why Some Dogs Won't Work For Praise

‍‍‍‍‍‍How to Use Your Dog's Distractions As Rewards

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Puppy Meet On-Leash Dogs


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Working Under Threshold - Using Treats To Help Reactivity

Avoiding Puppy Destruction: Confinement Training

Operant Conditioning Quadrants & Why Dogs Do Things