Hot Weather Tips for Dogs…..
Ok so last month was Memorial Day, the historical beginning of summer, and I want to take a minute to talk to you about hot weather precautions for you and your pooch. I started thinking about this post yesterday when I had as friend remind…
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
Podcast #5 – Rules of Recall, Come when called….
Podcast- Rules of Recall, Come when called – March 18th 2021. Listen Now Mike and Emery Talk Recall! The Best ways to practice getting your pooch to come when called by making it a rewarding behavior!
A funny little look at the insides of a Dog Trainers Brain…..
One of the most frustrating things about being a Dog Training is trying to explain and illustrate the importance and idea of management! So, I am going to attempt to use humor as a way to teach just what a trainer means when we say…
What kind of Dog Trainer am I ?
OK so this is a presentation I did way back when, 2011 to be exact (way less grey and a lot slimmer) But the question of “What Kind of Dog Trainer Am I came up” and you know what? The answer still holds true!!!! I…
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!!!
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!…
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…
Petting Party Part 1:
How would the guys in the audience like it if I told you how to get your wife or girlfriend to actually appreciate and even encourage you to watch every football game this season? Ladies, how would you like your husband or boyfriend to finally…
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…
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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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