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…
TETHERS – Part 2 THE TRAINING TECHNIQUES (a blast from the past – 2011)
In the last blog, I highlighted the mechanics of the tether and indicated there were three specific training techniques that the tether was outstanding to be used for. So let’s get to it! The first technique I want to cover is how to greet people…
Podcast #7 – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid
Podcast – Problem Behaviors in the World of Covid May 27th, 2021 Mike and emery talk about how Covid is and can be affecting your pups. Listen Here
Help, I need a Dog Trainer!!!
So there you sit, looking at a list of dog trainers on your computer screen. Your wife has made it perfectly clear…if you don’t get the dog’s “fill in the blank” behavior fixed, either you or Fido are going to have to find a new…
Learning Theory for a New Generation (A blog from 10 years ago that I still like…)
What I learned from Dr Dunbar at a weekend conference! I spent three days sitting in a conference room listening to Dr. Ian Dunbar talk about dogs, training and learning theory; and somewhere during day three I had an epiphany! You see, I have a…
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 4!!!
The Third Technique…Make your dog work for their food! So now we’ve made it to the last (at least on this topic) technique! We are feeding our dog(s) everyday using toys. We are even using part of our dog’s daily food ration to feed them…
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…Part 3!!!
The Second Technique…Feed your dog from your hand (or by hand!) So usually we look at feeding time as a hassle and waste this precious resource, then complain to our dog trainer (or anyone who will listen) that we just don’t have time to work…
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!…
Petting Party Part 3:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? HOW TO CONVINCE FIDO TO LOVE HOUSE GUESTS…THE RIGHT WAY!! This blog post will discuss the differences between puppies and older dogs when you are hosting a petting party. If you are dealing with a puppy at this stage…
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- The Importance of a Vet and Vaccination Schedule for Your Puppy
A Kansas City dog trainer understands how important your puppy’s health is to you. After all, you want them to be happy, healthy, and energetic for years to come. That’s why dog training experts suggest developing a regular vet and vaccination schedule for your pet. Read more →
- Tips for Preparing for the Arrival of Your New Dog
Experts in Kansas City dog training understand how exciting bringing a new dog or puppy into your home can be. However, preparing for the new addition to your family can also be stressful. Becoming a dog parent for the first time can be overwhelming but Read more →
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