Monthly Archives: February 2021

Drive Is A Figure Of Speech

When I think about all the different dog breeds, and the way people talk about them-this breed being more challenging, more driven, more one thing or another compared to others- it's helpful to bring it back to behavior and reinforcement. Different breeds find certain activities or consequences to be more or less reinforcing. When we decide to take on a certain breed, we are, knowingly [...]

By |2021-02-27T09:30:23-05:00February 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Good Intentions Gone Bad: Why “Sensitive” People Are Among The Most Selfish People I’ve Met

Good intentions are not enough. It is challenging as a trainer who has spent the past 16 years thinking about how to work with dogs struggling with fear based behavior challenges, to have to confront and work with the self-proclaimed sensitive and empathetic folks out there who are responsible for making decisions about a dog's welfare.   It is very easy to become misguided that [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:43:16-05:00February 9th, 2021|0 Comments