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 in dogs methods that cause additional stress can be … [Read more...] about 5 TREATMENT METHODS TO AVOID IN DOG TRAINING
Video chat with your dog? There's an app for that! Dogs are increasingly left alone for long periods of time as we go about our busy lives. This is particularly difficult for dogs that experience separation anxiety. But what if there was an invention that could help separation anxiety? The idea came from a 14 year old girl. The idea that with the help of an iPhone or … [Read more...] about New Invention that Could Help Separation Anxiety?
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 that these myths and beliefs are still being … [Read more...] about Dog training tip: training a dog that isn’t food motivated
On the surface treating dog aggression - if not a simple fix - can at least appear to be relatively straightforward. Teach your dog to do something that is incompatible with aggressive behavior. How hard can that be? Well, after the initial cycle of excitement and enthusiasm, there is the inevitable wake-up call to reality. This is going to be a little harder than you … [Read more...] about 5 Harsh Realities of Treating Dog Aggression
Training your aggressive dog to stop paying attention to something else and shift their to you will likely help to improve dog aggression. People with generalized social-phobia that have been trained to pay attention to non-threatening positive material and ignore threatening material, showed significantly greater reductions in self-reported, behavioral, and physiological … [Read more...] about Training your aggressive dog to pay attention might help improve dog aggression