Great Article… How the movie Whiplash relates to Dog Training???
Another great article by Nicole Wilde… She nails this one. How does saying no, not to mention how you say no… will relate to you and your dog, not to mention your success in training said dog 🙂 This is an article that anyone frustrated…
Brain Science Article… You know I love this stuff!
Click Here For the Article Ok many of you know I am a brain science junkie and any and all research of the dog brain is gonna get more of a mention but this one is really cool! I am curious what you…
Great Article and Videos on Aggression Training Ideas
This is an article and accompanying videos from a Trainer/Vet that I really like and admire. Her ideas are sound and the ideas are great info for anyone with a dog who exhibits aggression towards other dogs… I have always claimed that there is no…
Does your Dog Hump????
OK it might be embarrassing, it might be frustrating and I yes, it is also normal so what does it all mean? Well it could be another dog, a stuffed animal or even a human leg!!! Humping is a part of being a dog and this…
Great New Book on How To Be a Better Shelter Volunteer….
Our new book specifically goes over the skills necessary to be the best shelter volunteer possible, not to mention how we can affect positive change with common problem behaviors. Lets face it whether it is with our own dog or with a dog at the…
Dog Digging Holes… Try a DigBox!!!
OK so does your dog chew up stuff or dig holes all over your back yard? Well if he does I want you to ask yourself 2 very important questions… 1. How long each day does your dog spend…
Dog Training 101: Dont Ever Assume Anything
IF YOU LIKE THE T-SHIRT PICTURED HEREPLEASE VISIT WWW.MUTTZRUS.COM Last week I had two real interesting situations while teaching my beginner class. One concerned a 3 pound Chihuahua and the other a 55 pound Great Pyrenees puppy. One dog refused to sit and the other…
Problem Behaviors In Dogs Are Like a Hydraulic System
Every hydraulic system has a set pressure it can withstand. Go over that allowed pressure (or exceed “critical mass,” and…well BOOM)! You can look at Fido’s behavior the same way…each behavior has its own tank; barking, digging, jumping, play biting and yes even pulling on…
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NO NO Bucket
OK many of you have taken my classes and loved learning the command “Leave it” but in class we use treats to teach the command… Many have asked, what about if the dog is great at leaving treats alone but still wanting to grab, destroy Read more →
Covid-19 Corona Virus…Possible Puppy/Dog Issues As We Return to Normal
There are a lot of new puppy owners or even older dog owners out there and many are finding it really hard to socialize their pups in this world of social distancing and in-home confinement during this Covid-19 scenario… I have talked to several trainers Read more →
Muscle Memory, In regard to Reactivity/Aggression….
OK while I guess you could say this blog is about generalizing an idea, which I really try not to do… I think this is one is really important to the idea of reactivity/aggression in dogs on leash… I need folks to really grasp how Read more →
Another way to look at Over-Stimulation…SURVIVAL MODE!!!
OK this blog is really about reactivity, but it also has to do with all dogs and the topic of over-stimulation… You have most likely read my blog on over stimulation (if not click here) but when a dog gets over stimulated, they really enter Read more →
Owner Absent Behaviors
OK so just what do I mean by “owner absent” behaviors? Well they are behaviors that occur when the owner is not around! Now let’s talk about why that is even important? Well when a behavior happens when we are not around that behavior is Read more →
I Don’t Have Time…
OK, so this is a blog I have been wanting to write for a while now, but I just know that some people will probably not take kindly to it… Some trainers might not even like it and some potential clients might even choose not Read more →
Fear Periods and Socialization
OK, this is a pretty darn important topic… Fear periods! What are they? When do they happen? What does it mean to you and your pup and why are there so many things we see in articles with different, names, time ranges and even descriptions? Read more →
So What Happens After Socialization?
OK everyone (or at least all my clients know) YOU HAVE TO SOCIALIZE A PUPPY!!! But there is a very significant, important and critical follow up question…. What needs to happen after socialization? Well most agree that the critical social development period for a puppy Read more →
Podcast – Why should you hand feed your pet?
Why should you hand feed your pet? SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 LISTEN NOW The 12 Minute D.O.G. PodcastDoes your pet have issues? 🙂 Don’t worry, most do in some form or another. Learn why hand feeding your dog can help with many issues and build your Read more →
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!!
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!! The last post gave you the skinny on the problem behaviors that food bowl aggression can lead to and why they happen. The next three posts will provide some options for ways to incorporate Read more →
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