Dog Science Comes To New York!


The Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard is up and running, and they are looking for dog and owner participants!In my opinion this is exactly the kind of scientific study of of [...]

Dog Science Comes To New York!2013-08-11T18:53:17+07:00

Reward-Based Positive Reinforcement Dog Training


What's Right, And What's Wrong, With Reward-Based "Positive" Dog TrainingRight:dogs are motivated by reward, positive reinforcement.Who isn't?I say almost my entire methodology is "looking for opportunities to reward."Wrong:"Rewards" as pure distraction (doesn't [...]

Reward-Based Positive Reinforcement Dog Training2013-08-11T18:53:17+07:00

"Will Sit For Food"


One of the easiest ways to train your dog is at feeding time. Yet I can't tell you how often I hear from owners of hyper, disobedient pups:  "But I DO make [...]

"Will Sit For Food"2013-08-11T18:53:17+07:00

Speech! (On Training)


Turtle kept stealing toys off the table. Over the weekend I had the opportunity to give a talk about dog training at a wonderful dog-centric lakeside barbecue hosted by Brooklyn Bark.  I was joined [...]

Speech! (On Training)2013-08-11T18:53:18+07:00

A Peek Into Obedience Class


Check out a snippet from the Calm Energy Spring Obedience class!Here's the YouTube link.Enjoy!

A Peek Into Obedience Class2013-08-11T18:53:18+07:00

Should You Or Your Dog Go Through A Door First?


"Never let your dog go through a doorway before you."If you've ever raised or trained a dog, you might have heard this idea. It has floated around in various forms for a long [...]

Should You Or Your Dog Go Through A Door First?2013-08-11T18:53:18+07:00

Dog-Powered Scooters


Awhile ago I posted about tricks and tips on biking with your dog. I just learned about a way to make it a lot easier:  dog-powered scooters!Here's a video:(Here's the YouTube link.)No, I'm [...]

Dog-Powered Scooters2013-08-11T18:53:18+07:00



Dogs are honest.They never pretend they like another dog when they don't.And they never approach another dog hoping or expecting to like them - or not like them. They approach, feel, and [...]


That’s Phat


Walking dogs all day is supposed to be good exercise, right? Then why have I suddenly gained 65 lbs? Or maybe I'm pregnant?Sorry Grandma. It just looks that way because the backpack [...]

That’s Phat2013-08-11T18:53:18+07:00