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FISH & OTHER DOGS: Sometimes They Just Don’t Like Them
Some people just don’t enjoy fish, and some dogs just don’t enjoy other dogs. So why do we keep trying to force them?
HEADWATERS OF THE DOG TRAINING DEBATE: The Myth of Aggression Based Dominance
….myth that dominance in the animal world is achieved through aggression. The assumption that rank has been won through bloody battles, pain and anguish
Many Are Chosen. FEW COME WHEN THEY ARE CALLED. Canines 3:17
If there is one command that gives owners grief, it is the COME command. They scream, they threaten, they beg, they chase, they bribe and cajole – and their dogs still do not come when called.
DOGS 101: A Primer
Selective breeding has changed the “wrapping”, but not the contents. Domesticated dogs – be they toy or giant, sporting or non-sporting, long-haired or short – are still at their core, DOGS,
TO BE LOVED or TO LEAD: What’s Your Goal?
When we come to the inevitable subject of discipline, most women start to shy away. They want better control, but they don’t want to discipline a dog as a means of getting that control.
MY DAY with TRAINING a HORSE
My friend could not get her horse to cross this or any OTHER wet ground on her rides. It was seriously limiting her life with this horse. I decided to try my dog training approach.
BUSY SUPER MOMS: the Job, the Kids, the Dog… Oh My!
I explain to busy super moms that the secret to getting the household under control, and the dog better behaved with the family is less yelling, and better management.
WHEN DOG COLLARS TURN DEADLY
Her call today, however, was to tell me that one of her two beloved dogs died tragically last week, after her collar became entangled in her brother’s mouth while playing.
RULES TO THE RESCUE: Help a Rescue Dog Feel Secure
What makes a dog – any dog – feel secure is predictability and structure in their life. This goes double for a rescue dog. What has been missing in their life is predictability and routine.
The Secret to a Well Behaved Dog: Lock the Liquor Cabinet!
Did you know that dogs were not designed to make independent, responsible choices? They are pack animals. A well behaved dog depends on boundaries and limits being set 24-7 by their pack mates.
Women and Dogs…and Cleopatra
Because dogs by nature are not looking to a female for pack leadership, we women often start out with two strikes against us in the control department with our dogs.
The Great Collar Controversy: A Canine Perspective on Dog Training Collars
A full, informative and fair review of training collars is way overdue, I think. Let me give it a whirl from what I hope will be a more broadminded, natural perspective.