Association of Professional Dog Trainers Statement On Dominance…
As many of you know I am certified through this organization as a Dog Trainer. The group is a great source of information on dogs and dog training, not to mention a great place to start when trying to find a trainer in your area. They…
Q & A with Temple Grandin
This interview was done a while ago but it is one of my favorite people in the animal industry, and even though she does not deal with dogs specifically this is really worth a read. I would also recommend reading all of her books they are…
Why Do Some Puppies Go Limp When You Lift Them Up? | Psychology Today
Very interesting article by a great dog thinker! Discusses genetic left overs in regard to behaviors. Really cool you should read! Why Do Some Puppies Go Limp When You Lift Them Up? | Psychology Today
Let’s Talk: Do You Use Retractable Leashes, or Do You Think They’re Completely Lame and Dangerous?
Great article and even better question… Take a look and let me know your thoughts? I will reserve my opinion till later… Let’s Talk: Do You Use Retractable Leashes, or Do You Think They’re Completely Lame and Dangerous?
Do Dogs Love People More Than They Love Other Dogs? | Psychology Today
Wow another article that shows why and how dogs are not like wolves! I guess we all ought to rethink all that alpha stuff maybe ???? Do Dogs Love People More Than They Love Other Dogs? | Psychology Today
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NO NO Bucket
OK many of you have taken my classes and loved learning the command “Leave it” but in class we use treats to teach the command… Many have asked, what about if the dog is great at leaving treats alone but still wanting to grab, destroy Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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? 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 →
Jumping up Part 2…..Ignore the Bad, Reward the Good – 15 Minute Ignore!
Now let’s look at the fourth way to deal with the jumping up problem, the one that most folks don’t remember or enforce, the only one that will address the issue of a dog that jumps up…IGNORE THE BAD BEHAVIOR! I don’t care how hard Read more →
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 Read more →
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