The Failure Of Treat-Focused, “Purely Positive” Dog Training

2017-03-14T00:03:43+07:00

So-called "purely positive" training is a huge new fad. It means you only reward your dog's good behavior; you never correct the bad. Most purely positive trainers are what I call "treat-focused", [...]

The Failure Of Treat-Focused, “Purely Positive” Dog Training2017-03-14T00:03:43+07:00

“Don’ts” When Training Recall (“Come!”)

2017-03-14T00:05:02+07:00

In my last post I explained why what I call "Leading" is a more helpful obedience ritual to have mastered than recall ("Come") when taking your dog offleash. Still, "Come" can be [...]

“Don’ts” When Training Recall (“Come!”)2017-03-14T00:05:02+07:00

Dog Training and Child Rearing (or Vice-Versa)

2017-04-15T00:00:38+07:00

My wife and I recently became parents to a (human) baby boy. Many experienced parents whose dogs I've worked with - and even some kindergarten and grade-school teachers - after watching my [...]

Dog Training and Child Rearing (or Vice-Versa)2017-04-15T00:00:38+07:00

How To Say “No!” In Dog Language (Effectively)

2014-04-11T03:20:25+07:00

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 [...]

How To Say “No!” In Dog Language (Effectively)2014-04-11T03:20:25+07:00

Pain or Intimidation in Dog Training – Beware!

2014-04-11T03:19:29+07:00

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 [...]

Pain or Intimidation in Dog Training – Beware!2014-04-11T03:19:29+07:00

Silly or Anxious? Dog Emotions and Viral Videos

2013-08-11T18:53:15+07:00

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 [...]

Silly or Anxious? Dog Emotions and Viral Videos2013-08-11T18:53:15+07:00

The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive

2013-08-11T18:53:15+07:00

In New York Magazine's blurb about Calm Energy Dog Training - under "Best Dog Trainer" in their "Best Of New York 2013" issue - they write "Newman's approach [is to] reconcile being calm and aggressive at [...]

The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive2013-08-11T18:53:15+07:00