Norwegian soccer players create electric shock soccer (video) | Off the Bench
OK you know I dont like schock collars. You know I live to use humor in my training, and you know it drives me nuts when folks say shock collars don’t hurt. So you know I was in Heaven when I found a video that…
Preparing to put a puppy under the tree – CNN.com
As Santa Said “You had better think twice” Great article about whether or not to get a puppy or dog for Christmas or The Holidays? Please share this info it really is important! Preparing to put a puppy under the tree – CNN.com
Retractable leashes pose problems for people and their pets
WOW!!!! I HAD NO IDEA THESE WERE DANGEROUS. I always tell my students that retractable leashes can actually create a pulling problem. Now I read this article and find out the damage they can do damage to the owners as well! If you use a…
Why dog trainers will have to change their ways | Science | The Observer
I had not heard of this book or this scientist but after reading the article I think I might need to get this book. Sounds like someone has finally done some real scientific research on dogs and dog training (real long term research) Love it…
Santiago’s Brain–And what it has to do with Dogs « Wilde About Dogs
INCREDIBLE ARTICLE BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHOR/TRAINER! IT COVES THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING, IMPORTANCE OF EXCERCISE BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL. IF YOU HAVE A DOG OR FOR THAT MATTER A CHILD. YOU NEED TO READ THIS!Santiago’s Brain–And what it has to do with Dogs…
The Most Popular Dog Names in the English Speaking World | Psychology Today
Well I must not have what it takes in the naming category, cuz non of my four dog’s names are on the list, oh well… It is an interesting article, enjoy! The Most Popular Dog Names in the English Speaking World 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 →
Podcast – Why should you hand feed your pet?
Why should you hand feed your pet? SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 LISTEN NOW The 12 Minute D.O.G. PodcastDoes your pet have issues? 🙂 Don’t worry, most do in some form or another. Learn why hand feeding your dog can help with many issues and build your Read more →
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!!
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!! The last post gave you the skinny on the problem behaviors that food bowl aggression can lead to and why they happen. The next three posts will provide some options for ways to incorporate Read more →
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