A funny little look at the insides of a Dog Trainers Brain…..
One of the most frustrating things about being a Dog Training is trying to explain and illustrate the importance and idea of management! So, I am going to attempt to use humor as a way to teach just what a trainer means when we say…
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…
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…
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…
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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KISS Dog Training recommendation: Forever Home…: Dog Training 101 & How To Be A Better Shelter Volunteer
This book is specifically geared to be a better shelter volunteer or pet foster, but there is a ton of information for folks to better understand their dog and learn how to get better behavior from them (which will also get them adopted faster). So Read more →
KISS Dog Training recommendations: Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior
Ok, this book is really a game-changer! It covers both the idea of nature (genetics and breeding) and nurture (what and how we raise them) and unapologetically points out you must understand both. Still, science-based, positive reiforcement and a Book I require many of my Read more →
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