How to train dogs struggling with fear-based behavior challenges.

The Concept Dog Trainers Need to Know

In May in Vermont I am presenting two seminars. Understanding fear-based behavior in dogs, is one I am most often invited to present at different venues. It hasn't changed much over the years and that should be attributed to the fact that nothing new about behavior, since I first created the presentation, has changed. The new information we have about brains and neuroscience does not [...]

By |2020-03-01T16:14:08-05:00March 1st, 2020|2 Comments

Stillness-The Choreography of Training Fearful Dogs

When a professional athlete is about to perform a challenging move, an ice skater preparing for a triple jump, a tennis player about to return a volley, a swimmer turning off the wall, a race car driver taking a curve at high speed, each move has been rehearsed and practiced over and over again. Extra effort that doesn't improve speed or accuracy has been pared [...]

By |2019-03-05T07:40:00-05:00March 4th, 2019|10 Comments

Yes Your Dog Probably Does Need Obedience Training

There is a backlash among some in the dog training community to what is commonly called obedience training. There's a good reason for the backlash. Obedience training in many minds brings up images of dogs being physically manipulated, verbal corrections & leash pops abound. There is a do it or else mentality to the process. On the flip side there are trainers who after discovering [...]

By |2019-02-20T10:59:46-05:00February 1st, 2019|0 Comments