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 #6 – The Dirty Tricks of the Pet Food Industry
Podcast -The Dirty Tricks of the Pet Food Industry – May 11th 2021. Listen Now Mike and Emery talk about all the things to look for when assessing what brand of dog food to feed your dog, and all the sneaky tricks they will use…
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…
Problem Behaviors In Dogs Are Like a Hydraulic System
Originally Posted 12/2010… Every hydraulic system has a set pressure it can withstand. Go over that allowed pressure (or exceed “critical mass,” and…well BOOM)! You can look at Fido’s behavior the same way…each behavior has its own tank; barking, digging, jumping, play biting and yes…
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…
The Barking Dog and Command “Enough”
Are you tired of having your dog bark for 15 minutes every time the door bell rings, or for any of the infinite number of other reasons dogs bark? Well so was I, and like any good dog trainer I took a step back and…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 2
So, now we have arrived at the other big reason dogs bark…exercise (or lack thereof). Let’s be honest, most of us do not give our dogs enough exercise, let alone mental stimulation (boredom anyone?) If you are not walking your dog at least an hour…
Why do dogs bark & what can be done about it? Part 1
Excessive barking or nuisance barking is one of the most frequent issues I encounter as a trainer. The “why do dogs bark” question is easy (as you will see), but the “what can be done about it” is a lot more difficult. Dogs bark for…
Quick Service Form
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 →
Areas of Service
K.I.S.S. Dog Training proudly serves the Kansas City Metro, Overland Park and Surrounding Areas. 40 miles, 20 miles each way from Shawnee, KS is included for In-Home Sessions... Over that mileage is an additional charge of $1.00 per mile... Call with Questions
K.I.S.S. Dog Training