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…
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…
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…
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?…
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…
Dog Won’t Come When Called????
Got a dog that takes off, runs away or simply put “Won’t Come Back When Called”??? Well it probably because of what you do when he won’t come back. Let us help you get back on track and teach your dog that coming back is…
Great Couple of Posts from a Pro on Thunder Storm Phobias….
OK if you don’t know who Patricia McConnell is well, you can thank me later for the introduction. She is one of the best (in my not so humble opinion) in the field of dogs and dog training. Today I want to share a two…
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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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