Unfortunately there are still many trainers using aversive methods to train dogs. Adverse methods are focused on the end behavior and ignore the emotional state of the dog. Not only is it unnecessary, the emotional state of the dog should always come first. But when it comes to trying to deal with or treat aggression.. read more →

If you are trying to treat an anxious, reactive or aggressive dog, you might know it’s critical to your dog’s success that your dog does not go “over threshold”. (To learn more about why, see more about how anxiety relates to aggression and why we need to treat it) and the importance of getting your dog’s.. read more →

Some people might be familiar with the Manners Minder which is a remote feeding system which has been on the market for years. It is commonly known to be used as a training tool. For example, if you are training a dog to lie on a mat while someone comes to the door, a remote.. read more →

5 Reasons Why Leash Training Dogs is So Important We all would prefer that our dog doesn’t pull us, but here are some reasons why training your dog not to pull on a leash – or more accurately – training your dog to walk with a loose leash – is actually important. 1. When dogs.. read more →

We would all like to walk our dogs without having them pull us.  But how many of us realize that it’s not all that natural for some dogs to walk as slowly as we do? And beside us no less? How many off leash dogs have you seen go for a walk side by side.. read more →

  Clicker training can be a highly effective approach for many animals (dogs, chickens, horses, dolphins, etc.), but is especially useful for aggressive dogs. It is an extension of training many people instinctively already do: when the dog behaves in a way we find desirable, we give them a reward. In this case, the clicker let’s.. read more →

You can buy the Gentle Leader almost anywhere now, including on Amazon. It is often recommended when dealing with or trying to control a lunging, pulling or aggressive dog. See more information on managing an aggressive dog with a head halter. Yet there are still a few dog owners (even some trainers) who haven’t learned.. read more →

Using a target stick is not essential for treating dog aggression.  However they can be very useful for training!  And training can be fun – especially this kind. It works by teaching the dog to touch the end of the target stick or pole. This way you can teach your dog to follow it.  This is useful for encouraging.. read more →

If we like dogs, we love to pet them.   And we take it for granted that dogs like being petted, too.  But do they?  How can we tell.   Here is what you ought to know about petting dogs. If you and your dog enjoys petting, you and your dog will start to produce.. read more →

What to do when your Significant Others sabotages your dog training. I’ve got difficult challenging kids.  Both have been identified as intellectually “gifted”.  This mean their brains work on a different level – and I mean in other ways than just being “smart”.   They are highly sensitive, intense, argumentative, easily bored, and relentless about their.. read more →