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…
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,…
Watch Me….First and Foremost (2010)
Watch Me should be the first command people teach their dogs! Let’s face it, if you don’t have a dog’s attention, teaching them anything else is pretty much futile. This is exactly what watch me is! I want to teach a dog that, with either…
Go To Bed
This post is about how to teach go to bed. If you have read my work, you know I believe in crate training, that is where go to bed comes in. It is a command that can be used to let your dog know it…
Does your dog pull on leash???
Shoulder hurt? Landed on your butt, a few times? Do you have a dog that pulls on the leash like a locomotive? Well here we come to the rescue with a book on how to teach your dog to walk with you vs. walking against…
Does Your Dog Jump All Over You????
Got a dog that greets people with his front paws? Have you tried everything to let the dog know that jumping up is a terrible behavior and that you don’t want it??? Well, have you taught your dog what to do instead of jump? It…
Ravings of a Long Haired Dog Trainer
Have you ever wondered why dogs do that? What can I do to change this behavior? Or, if what you are doing is fair or correct? Well this book is a collection of my most popular talks, blogs or topics on dog training and I…
Why Can’t We Just Work on What I Want????
Sometimes clients become frustrated when their initial concern isn’t immediately addressed (or worked on specifically): A dog that jumps. A dog that pulls on the leash. A dog that doesn’t listen. A dog that is “out of control”. A dog that doesn’t like men, children, house guests or…
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…
Sit Part 3…Signal & Cue!
Now you have to decide which verbal cue or hand signal you will be using for “sit”. As with all of my training, I focus on hand signals first! Remember, DOGS DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH! I simply modified the luring movement of my hand with the…
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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 →
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 →
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 →
SO JUST WHAT ARE NON NEGOTIABLE RULES? A favorite from 2011…
Over the course of my blogs and my training classes, you have heard me refer to the “non negotiable rules” when it comes to human and dog relationships. It occurred to me that while I might give examples and even talk about them from time Read more →
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 Read more →
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