You’re getting ready to give a speech to a large, knowledgable, judgmental audience. Your palms are sweaty. Your heart is… Read more Mere Exposure is not Socialization
You’re at the park and it’s a beautiful, sunny day. Naturally, lots of other people decided to spend their Saturday… Read more Upping the Value: Training with Distractions
Just recently, I had the pleasure of certifying three dogs as “Canine Good Citizens.” What is a “Canine Good Citizen”?… Read more Passing the Canine Good Citizen Test
I know you’re all dying to get out and catch ’em all. And I’m sure Nintendo has received thousands of… Read more Let’s walk the dogs (and go catch some Pokemon)
The more dog owners I speak to, the more I find myself recommending these 5 items. I will go into… Read more 5 Things Every Dog Owner Needs
You are your dog’s best vet when it comes to diagnosing pain.
Just like humans, dogs aren’t born speaking their native language. They have to learn it. The only way to do… Read more Body Language
“If peace is our goal, then our means must be peaceful.” Martin Luther King Jr. I am a firm believer… Read more Pawsitive Dog Training
“Rugby! Rugby! RUGBY!” We’ve all been there. Yelling our dog’s name in an attempt to stop or create a behavior.… Read more What’s in a Name?
The “Alpha Dog” and “Pack Mentality” methods of training rely heavily on the assumption that dogs behave as wolves. Knowing what… Read more Dogs and Wolves are Different. So What?