Addressing the Age Old Problem of Chewing

Addressing the Age Old Problem of Chewing

Ok, what was it? What was it that your dog destroyed that prompted you to read this post? Was it a new pair of shoes, your nice leather couch, or maybe kid’s homework (I know it’s a cliché but hey, it happens). All dogs chew – you’re never going to stop that. What we...
Is Cesar Millan Bad For Your Dog?

Is Cesar Millan Bad For Your Dog?

When I first became a dog trainer I very quickly realized that there is one word that has divided dog professionals and has become the cause for much debate, countless arguments and event resentment. Saying this word will cause a dog trainer to either smile with...
Dog Aggression (part 3 of 3)

Dog Aggression (part 3 of 3)

We already defined dog aggression in part 1 and discussed aggression aimed at other dogs and people in part 2. Now it’s time to finish this blog series with food aggression and resource guarding. The good thing about dogs that resource-guard is that they are very...
Dog Aggression (part 2 of 3)

Dog Aggression (part 2 of 3)

Last week I went over same basics of dog aggression and what my definition of aggression is. Now let’s get into some specifics on treatment. Aggression toward people due to anxiety or fear Human and dog directed aggression often is a case of lack of socialization....
Dog Aggression (part 1 of 3)

Dog Aggression (part 1 of 3)

No label sticks to a dog like the word aggression. Once your dog has been branded with it, you will end up the outcast in your community, the villain in the dog park, and the uninvited guest at dog friendly events. The “A-word” really is the scarlet letter of the dog...
Will This Be Cute in the Future?

Will This Be Cute in the Future?

Sometimes it’s hard to think ahead in time when we’re so consumed with the present. We rarely think about all the possible future consequences of the actions we are taking right here and now. This gets many dog owners in trouble though. Tell me if this sounds...

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