Choke and Prong Collars | Victoria Stilwell Positively
OK while I do not recommend using either chokes or prong collars and while the information in this article is really good… It even does a wonderful job in educating what could go wrong if you choose to use one of these devices. I…
When Does Dog Play Escalate Into A Dog Fight?
Hey there folks here is my latest article for the website Petcha! Please take a look and give it a like and even a comment if you feel it deserves it! The more comments and the more discussion the better the jog I have…
RE Post Thursday… Horrors of Inbreeding….
This is a very interesting and important article for folks to read. There is real science that is being described, but we can not paint the breeding of animals with a wide paint brush. Those out there that are pure bred enthusiast should read and…
Puppy Socialization Part 1
OK so this is going to be part 1 of 3 on Puppy socialization; why we should do it and more importantly how we do it… So let’s just jump right on in “the deep end” and talk about the difference between Personality and…
Selling a House While Owning Dogs….
OK so here are some things to understand going into this process! · Your realtor is going to ask you to get rid of all crates, chew toys and other paraphernalia that your dog enjoys so much… Not to…
Buying a Home and Own a Dog….. Read This
OK so if you are looking to buy a house and have dogs in your family, it makes things just a little bit more complicated! If I can make a suggestion I would tell you to start with a list… There are…
Re Post Thursday “My Dog Hates the Groomer!!! What Do I Do????”
Originally posted 2/3/2012: MY DOG HATES GOING TO THE GROOMER!!! WHAT DO I DO???? Ok, so your dog doesn’t like it’s nails trimmed, mouth touched, tail messed with, hates the hair dryer and could live life happily for the rest of his/her life without another…
Repost Thursday…Business Communication Dog Training and Buddha From July 2013….
OK, so in business today we are taught all sorts of ways to communicate… You can do this in social media but not in person. You can raise your voice in conversation but don’t ever use all caps in an email. It really seems like…
A wise woman once told me a story about “muddy water” and it really stuck with me. So much that it has actually become part of my dog training material. But before we get into the dog training part, let me tell you the story!…
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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 →
Mistakes People Make When Crate Training Their Puppy
OK so let’s get right down to it… If the only time you put your pup in the crate is when you leave the house or when you go to bed… The only association your pup will have with the crate will be losing his/her Read more →
Park It …. The Advanced Level of Go To Bed
Once you get Fido reliably going to bed on cue, we can now begin to work on Park It, a command that is very handy in dealing with problem behaviors such as barking, charging doors, begging at the dinner table and bothering new visitors to Read more →
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