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Camilla discusses Dog Training Specifically for Women – Jeff Gellman’s Solid K9
I didn’t have any friends with two legs until I was in junior high. But, the advantage of that looking back now, because everything I do in the dog world in training, is based on how animals communicate naturally with each other. And if I didn’t have that background, I wouldn’t know that language.
“D” in Daycare? “A” in Canine!
The plethora of doggie daycare centers around the country in the last few years is nothing short of mind-boggling. But with the popularity of daycare services for dogs, there comes an unrealistic expectation – that all dogs can and should be social with others
It’s Not About “SIT!”
While specific commands (like Sit, Down, Heel) are handy and convenient, they have nothing to do with human dog relationships (ie. who’s in charge) and they are unnatural in the dog world.
“THE SCOOP” on House Training Dogs
For a dog, pooping and peeing is just another behavior, like begging at the table or hanging around my horses. Like with any behavior, they will repeat it if it ends in a good result
#1 Cause of Dog Behavior Issues: TOO MUCH FREEDOM!
When we give our dog too much freedom – the freedom to patrol the entire yard or property while we are gone, the freedom to hike off leash without voice control, the freedom to roam about the house and explore with no restrictions, the freedom to sniff, pull, and investigate at will on our walks…we are sending a potentially dangerous message!
HOW TO CURE JUMPING UP Part II: Your Dog Jumping on Guests
In my preceding post, I explained how to stop your dog from jumping on you. Now, I’ll give you my favorite tip for solving another jumping problem: Your dog jumping on guests.
HOW TO CURE JUMPING UP – Part I: Dog Jumping on You
There are any number of techniques to curtail a jumping dog – from simply turning your back and ignoring the dog, to physically “kneeing” the dog in the chest as it jumps…. I prefer a more natural approach, and the way dogs themselves tell other dogs to keep their paws to themselves: I “bark”.
POWER-SAPPERS: Part III – Accommodation
Taken to an extreme, you may become a ‘doormat.’ Doormats can’t manage or direct dogs, children, or employees. Doormats don’t often get all of what they want in life, either.
POWER SAPPERS: Part II – Emotional Extremes
The reason anger and frustration fail to control a dog is that anger and frustration signal to your dog (and to others) that you have lost control.
POWER SAPPERS: Part I – Fidgeting
Often when women work on becoming a leader, they are undermined by certain personal habits that sap them of the power they are eager to gain. The worst part is, women don’t even realize they are sabotaging their own power.
EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF CANINE EMERGENCIES
Do you and your friends know the early warning distress signs of canine emergencies? Here is a check-list of emergency symptoms for you and your dog-watcher.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG – NOT YOUR WOLF: The Social Group Contract
It’s not our dog’s great-great-great-great-great…grandparents that hold the key to understanding your dog now. Do YOU bear much resemblance to your ancient ancestors? I doubt it. Neither does your dog.