It was only after several owners pointed out to me that I never say "No" to their dogs, that I even considered that fact. "Is it okay that I say 'No'?" they [...]
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Everyone with any sense knows not to hit their dog. I recently contributed so-called "expert opinion" to an article explaining why. It ain't rocket science. Here's what I wrote. _________________ Hitting, or [...]
Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part V: The Big To-Do(s) Finally, a few big "Dos" for your fearful or anxious dog: 1. Obedience exercises. Fearful dogs in trigger situations can be helped [...]
Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part IV: Avoiding Avoidance 1. Don't avoid! Don't cross the opposite side of the street when you spot your dog's arch-enemy coming your way; don't chart walks [...]
Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part III: Building Trust 1. Don't kill yourself trying to figure out why your dog is afraid - or even of what in particular. When I began my training [...]
Canine Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts Part II: Leashing Up 1. Don't use a back-clip harness, unless your dog's physiology requires it for health/safety reasons. (Physiological reasons might include a weak trachea or [...]
I recently had the privilege to speak at yet another fun and educational seminar from the good people at Brooklyn Bark and FIDO, on "Canine Fear and Anxiety". The title of my [...]
Quite frequently, when someone shows me a "cute" animal video or photo on YouTube or Facebook, I don't react appropriately. Sometimes the clips or shots are funny, but often I interpret a [...]