A Dog Trainer from Shawnee, KS Shares a Great Article on “The hidden cost of quick Fixes” in Dog Training!

This is a great article about how searching for that elusive “Quick Fix” might well be the worst thing you can do in some cases. Many of the devices and techniques talked about in the article are really just ways folks turn to when they…

Kansas City Dog Trainer shares a cool article about learning and dogs….

  A current buzz word in training is error less training (setting things up for as few mistakes in learning as possible) vs. the trial and error approach to learning. This article is awesome in describing and explaining the differences and what the small sample…

A Kansas City Dog Trainer shares a blog about using Interactive Feeding Toys to help with Calming Dogs

This is an awesome article by a great resource (sign up) but this topic is really important as it discusses ideas to keep dogs busy and calm instead of anxious and/or destructive… and it looks at the effectiveness of differing types of safety cue toys…

Shawnee Dog Trainer shares a great article on “Rank and Dominance Matter When Trying to Teach Dogs”

This is a really interesting article… As you know, I lean toward the positive reinforcement side of dog training, and it drives me nuts when people rely on the idea of dominance or alpha dog theory to train dogs. However, I spent 4 1/2 long…

KISS Dog Training recommendation: Forever Home…: Dog Training 101 & How To Be A Better Shelter Volunteer

This book is specifically geared to be a better shelter volunteer or pet foster, but there is a ton of information for folks to better understand their dog and learn how to get better behavior from them (which will also get them adopted faster). So…

KISS Dog Training recommendations: Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior

Ok, this book is really a game-changer! It covers both the idea of nature (genetics and breeding) and nurture (what and how we raise them) and unapologetically points out you must understand both. Still, science-based, positive reiforcement and a Book I require many of my…

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