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Why Are Trainers Teaching Risky Behaviors?

By |2022-09-02T11:19:02-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

I started my deep dive into helping an extremely fearful dog in 2005. Over the years I was advised to try a laundry list of methods or protocols to help him. Some were good, others not, and still others left me shaking my head in wonder as to why they were suggested. Among the latter are protocols for getting scared dogs to approach people. I ...

Yes Your Dog Probably Does Need Obedience Training

By |2022-01-17T22:28:47-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , |

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 ...

Nibbles-the journey continues

By |2012-03-25T12:11:37-04:00March 25th, 2012|Categories: Dog training, Helping fearful dogs, Nibbles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So yes, Nibbles in now my dog. I didn't want a 4th dog, I didn't want Nibbles, but when the head of the rescue group responsible for him (legally that is) told me they were going to send someone to my house to pick him up and transport him a 7 hour car ride and plane or ferry ride away, I panicked. I had been ...