De-Bunking the “Alpha Dog” Theory – Whole Dog Journal Article
Well thought out article about the differences between dominance or alpha type training vs. positive reinforcement training. I really like the fact that the disagreements are based on facts, not emotion. Remember that one of the main ideas in Positive training is to ignore the…
Podcast #7 – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid
Podcast – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid May 27th, 2021 Mike and emery talk about how Covid is and can be affecting your pups. Listen Here
Learning Theory for a New Generation (A blog from 10 years ago that I still like…)
What I learned from Dr Dunbar at a weekend conference! I spent three days sitting in a conference room listening to Dr. Ian Dunbar talk about dogs, training and learning theory; and somewhere during day three I had an epiphany! You see, I have a…
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…
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 3!!!
The Second Technique…Feed your dog from your hand (or by hand!) So usually we look at feeding time as a hassle and waste this precious resource, then complain to our dog trainer (or anyone who will listen) that we just don’t have time to work…
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday!!!
I got an email from an old friend of mine about their young Great Dane pup who was showing some nasty habits around the food bowl. Turns out this dog would growl and snarl around the food bowl, and Tracy (friend) has three small kids!…
The Jumping Dog and the Usual Ways We Handle It – Reinforcing the Problem Behavior!
Let me paint you a picture! You walk through your door at the same time every day and WHAM! Fido puts both paws right in the middle of your chest and you end up on your butt on the floor! Before you know it, you…
Petting Party Part 2:
Let’s go back in time a bit to one of our previous blog posts…Petting Party Part 1. You’ve got your friends lined up, you know the schedule of the games you are watching…so what’s the game plan? You are going to provide the beverages (adult…
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…
Petting Party Part 1:
How would the guys in the audience like it if I told you how to get your wife or girlfriend to actually appreciate and even encourage you to watch every football game this season? Ladies, how would you like your husband or boyfriend to finally…
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The Benefits of In Home Dog Training in Kansas City
In-home puppy training in Kansas City is beneficial for both the dog and the family. While having a dog trainer come to your home might seem like an unnecessary luxury, it might actually be more effective than taking your dog to a training facility. The Read more →
The Importance of Positive Reinforcement Training for Your Dog
The use of positive reinforcement for dog training simply means that you reward the behaviors you like and ignore those you don’t. A quality Kansas City dog trainer should know that positive reinforcement is the best way to build healthy habits for your dog. There Read more →
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