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

Dogs In The Workplace: Potential Problems And Simple Solutions

2013-11-26T21:27:26+07:00

I recently contributed opinion to a journalist about potential problems of dogs in the workplace. Dogs at the office or other workplace are increasingly popular: they create a homey and inviting environment, [...]

Dogs In The Workplace: Potential Problems And Simple Solutions2013-11-26T21:27:26+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

Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part V: The Big To-Do(s)

2014-04-11T03:18:36+07:00

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 [...]

Fear/Anxiety Dos and Don’ts, Part V: The Big To-Do(s)2014-04-11T03:18:36+07:00