This dog-training article about food motivation (see below) was written almost a year ago, and yet trainers still struggle with clients and others that insist their dogs are not food motivated (or worse – using food for training leads to euthanasia – yikes!) But seeing this article pop up on the K9aggression Facebook feed reminds.. read more →

Are they lazy?  Or just unmotivated?  7 steps dog trainers can do to improve client compliance. If you are a dog trainer you have no problems motivating your dogs. With positive reinforcement and clicker training you can do absolute wonders. So why are some clients so challenging?  Obviously you can’t follow them around every day and.. read more →

< PREVIOUS  Psychological reactance and the overview to 7 steps dog trainers can do to motivate dog owners If you work with people to train their dogs, it’s inevitable that you eventually are going to run someone who just doesn’t seem to want to do what you are suggesting. Sometimes it’s because they have a prior belief about training.. read more →

< PREVIOUS  Step 1: Re-establish your client’s freedom of choice If you work with people to train their dogs, it’s inevitable that you eventually are going to run someone who just doesn’t seem to want to do what you are suggesting. Sometimes it’s because they have a prior belief about training and – like all of us – they look.. read more →

< PREVIOUS Step 2: Ask: why they might hear you out or do whatever it is you are suggesting? If you work with people to train their dogs, it’s inevitable that you eventually are going to run someone who just doesn’t seem to want to do what you are suggesting. Sometimes it’s because they have a prior belief about training.. read more →