Letter To the Editor: Readers Digest
In the April 2010 issue of Readers Digest, in the Ask Laskas section, Jeanne Marie Laskas gave some advice to the owners of a couple dogs with a barking problem! After reading the question and the responding advice it made me ponder why some dog…
Regular Crate Training Not Working???
If regular dog training ideas and techniques are not working get creative… Awesome video from a service dog puppy raiser… Working on not being in the room and with the puppy in the crate without whining… Brilliant outside the box thinking!!!!!
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…
Petting Party Part 2: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? HOW TO CONVINCE FIDO TO LOVE HOUSE GUESTS…THE RIGHT WAY!!
Let’s go back in time a bit to one of our September 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…
My dog barks…What can I do? Park it Part 2…Wireless Door bell (thank you mister Pavlov) using Park it along with the door bell.
If you like any of the shirts or Products shownPlease visit www.muttzrus.com Now that you have park it down and it is working during dinner and when new people enter the house, you are ready for the graduate school level of park it! Let me…
The Barking Dog and Command “Enough”
If you like any of the T-Shirts or products shown Please visit www.muttzrus.com Are you tired of having your dog bark for 15 minutes every time the door bell rings, or for any of the infinite number of other reasons dogs bark? Well so was…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 2
If you like any of the products or T Shirts shown please visit www.muttzrus.com! So, now we have arrived at the other big reason dogs bark…exercise (or lack thereof). Let’s be honest, most of us do not give our dogs enough exercise, let alone mental…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 1
If you like any of the shirts or other productsshown please visit www.muttzrus.com! Excessive barking or nuisance barking is one of the most frequent issues I encounter as a trainer. The “why do dogs bark” question is easy (as you will see), but the “what…
Park It …. the advanced level of Go To Bed
If you like any of the T Shirt designs orproducts shown please visit www.muttzrus.com Once you get Fido reliably going to bed on cue, we can now begin to work on Park It, a command that is very handy in dealing with problem behaviors such…
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Leave it On Leash
OK, this next blog is what follows after working in the car, in the parking lot of a big box pet retailer. You have gotten good at the Leave it/ Watch me command when your pooch is distracted by another dog, and wonder “how awesome Read more →
Leave it… The Next Step (the car)
OK if you have not heard me talk about how to work with reactivity in dogs I always preach 3 things: High Frequency (Every Day Practice) Short Duration (No more than about 15 minutes per practice session) Under Threshold (the dog must not be reacting, Read more →
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