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…
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…
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday!!!
I got an email from an old friend of mine about their young Great Dane pup who was showing some nasty habits around the food bowl. Turns out this dog would growl and snarl around the food bowl, and Tracy (friend) has three small kids!…
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…
SIT… Say Please
Have you ever wished your dog could say please? Wouldn’t this be an awesome way for our dogs to show their manners? Imagine having a command that required your dog not only to ask for something but also to show the proper energy level when…
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What a Dog’s Tail Wags Really Mean: Some New Scientific Data | Psychology Today
Great Article about the meaning of a tail wag. Those of us in the business of training and/or reading a dog’s behaviors have long known that a wagging tail does not always mean they are happy. This article goes into great detail on what and Read more →
De-Bunking the “Alpha Dog” Theory – Whole Dog Journal Article
Well thought out article about the differences between dominance or alpha type training vs. positive reinforcement training. I really like the fact that the disagreements are based on facts, not emotion. Remember that one of the main ideas in Positive training is to ignore the Read more →
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