Archive for the 'Dog Aggression ' Category

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Nothing gets me cussed at and told off quicker than my reply when someone sends me an email about fixing their dog’s behavior problem because he “is” or they want him to “be” a Service Dog. First off let’s be...

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That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

I have said it before, and I will say it again (probably over and over again)  – we don’t take the time for our dogs that we used to. And, society is hell-bent on the “Quick Fix”. We live in...

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Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

  I use the word “trigger” A LOT lately. And, through extensive communication, I realize that not every knows what it means when it comes to dog training. So, what does “trigger” mean when it comes to dog training? What...

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That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

Dog aggression is a complicated thing. It seems I spend a lot of time writing about it, thinking about it, learning about it and trying to help clients whose dogs are suffering from it. I have spent most of my...

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Integrity in Dog Training

Integrity in Dog Training

Ironically, I have been thinking about writing this article for a few weeks now. I saw something similar to it recently on the internet. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of integrity in the dog training world right now. What...

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Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Dog aggression is such a complicated phrase and definition. Dog aggression comes in many forms. Dogs can be: Aggressive toward men Aggressive toward women Aggressive toward children Even aggressive toward children under a certain age (typically toddler age) Or aggressive...

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Possession Aggression in Dogs

Possession Aggression in Dogs

Aggression is complicated. Just like all dogs are individuals and have individual behaviors, dog aggression comes in varying degrees and forms. As always, if you feel as if your dog may pointedly bite or attack you please, please seek the...

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How Positive Reinforcement and Ignorance Can Make Dog Aggression WORSE

How Positive Reinforcement and Ignorance Can Make Dog Aggression WORSE

How Positive Reinforcement and Ignorance Can Make Dog Aggression WORSE Ugh!  I recently experienced the whole “doing positive reinforcement training, WRONG”. I used to think that the only real problem that positive reinforcement could create was a fat dog, that...

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What I NEVER Recommend For Treating Aggression In Dogs

What I NEVER Recommend For Treating Aggression In Dogs

Dog aggression is complicated! There are a lot of reasons dogs show aggression and there are a great deal of facets to aggression. But I have learned an enormous amount about dog aggression in the past 20 years. And for...

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Fixing Your Dog’s Aggression

Fixing Your Dog’s Aggression

Fixing Your Dog’s Aggression   “Fixing” your dog’s aggression is often impossible. But you can learn to control it. And, you can learn to avoid it…completely! And if you’d like to see how I’d do that, I made these videos....

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