Tag: treats

Edible Treats vs. Situational Rewards

I consider myself a non-"treat-focused" dog trainer. This can be helpful when working with phobic or anxiety-ridden dogs who won't accept treats in key trigger situations, or also with hyper or dominant/demanding dogs who are more in need of calmness [...]

Giving Thanks For Your Inner Dog

Over thanksgiving with lots of young'ns and furry'ns running about - the former creating messes in the kitchen, the latter lapping them up - I found myself pondering the two most thankful creatures I know: kids and dogs. Sure, [...]

Ready, Set … Train!

Well it's the end of another summer, which for me means the beginning of obedience class - and time to get sharing and connecting again! Which seems like a good time to answer a question I've gotten a lot [...]