Problem Behaviors In Dogs Are Like a Hydraulic System
Originally Posted 12/2010… 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…
The Barking Dog and Command “Enough”
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 I, and like any good dog trainer I took a step back and…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 2
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 stimulation (boredom anyone?) If you are not walking your dog at least an hour…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 1
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 can be done about it” is a lot more difficult. Dogs bark for…
Park It …. The Advanced Level of Go To Bed
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 as barking, charging doors, begging at the dinner table and bothering new visitors to…
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…
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.
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 ask you a question, would you be interested in having your doorbell…
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!!!!!
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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 →
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 →
Dog Training 101: Dont Ever Assume Anything
This blast from the past 10 years ago in February of 2011… Still holds true today… So well I decided to bring it around to the front for another trip!!! Last week I had two real interesting situations while teaching my beginner class. One concerned Read more →
What kind of Dog Trainer am I ?
OK so this is a presentation I did way back when, 2011 to be exact (way less grey and a lot slimmer) But the question of “What Kind of Dog Trainer Am I came up” and you know what? The answer still holds true!!!! I Read more →
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