Is the City Creating Bad Dogs?

For the past seven years, I have been training dogs in one of Chicago’s busiest areas: the South Loop. Year after year, it seems like the city is growing: new construction, a larger population, and more dogs. And it strikes me the bigger the city gets, the more the...

Positive Guru

As a positive dog trainer I am constantly sharing the benefits reward based training has on a dog. Training your dog in a positive manner is not only more effective but does wonders to a dog’s mind, body and soul.  However, today I want to share notes from John...
Transforming Energy, Transforming Behavior

Transforming Energy, Transforming Behavior

Having a calm, clear mind when working with your dog is an essential—but often overlooked—aspect of successful training. This is especially important when you have a sensitive dog who either gets nervous or aggressive around stimuli. Dogs can sense our energy, and...

Why I Do Not Punish My Dog: Part 1

I was looking through old files and found this article. I wrote this exactly two years ago when Lilu was a teenager. How did it work out for me two years later? Stay tune for Part 2: The Update! As my teenage dog, Lilu, continues to grow and her Aussie instincts get...
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