Why do Good People do Bad Things to Their Dogs?

Why do Good People do Bad Things to Their Dogs?

Would you ever harm your dog? Can you think of a reason that would make you consider hurting your dog? If you are a trainer, do you ever wonder why some of your clients ignore your warnings and switch to non-positive methods? When I started dog training, I heard...
How to Socialize an Adult Dog with Other Dogs Part II

How to Socialize an Adult Dog with Other Dogs Part II

A couple of days ago, my dog Saint and I went to our local tennis court to play a game of fetch before I headed to work. This has now become part of our daily routine and his primary form of exercise. As I tossed the ball for Saint, I noticed a woman and her young dog...
Socializing an Adult Dog with Other Dogs

Socializing an Adult Dog with Other Dogs

As the director of training at a facility that also offers doggy daycare, I often get inquiries asking for help in socializing adult dogs with other dogs to stop leash reactivity, aggression, poor manners, and so on. I also see owners bring their dogs to daycare for...

Applying Learned Behavior

One of my favorite things to do is observe Lilu, my youngest dog. I am always amazed by her intelligence and clever ways of thinking. While I believe many dogs are equally intelligent and clever, I know the most about Lilu because I observe her at home and in various...
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