Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

Weighing in on the Malinois or “MAX” Controversy

As the new movie MAX gets ready to come out, I have mixed feelings. I used to get excited every time I saw a Malinois on TV or in film. Then it started happening more regularly. Person of Interest regularly...

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Defensive Dog Handling

Defensive Dog Handling

I got a very disturbing reply to one of my articles today. Let me explain, it wasn’t “really disturbing” but it is disturbing to me! I see the horrors of the dog world. Most people see pictures and videos of...

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Consistency, the Critical Ingredient to Any Dog Training

Consistency, the Critical Ingredient to Any Dog Training

Consistency, we don’t usually have it. Humans are odd mammals… we have consistency when it comes to all the wrong things, and we lack consistency when we need it. Yes, yes Yes, most of us have a fairly consistent routine....

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The Come Command, Why it is More Difficult for Your Dog than you Think

The Come Command, Why it is More Difficult for Your Dog than you Think

I wrote an article, Coming When Called No Matter What for more on that click on the link. Click here for the 5 1/2 reasons your dog won’t come and the 5 ways to train your dog to come every time...

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Team Building; Why Your Dog Training Will Never Change Until You Commit to One Thing!

One simple thing! Really, it is pretty simple. But first, let’s talk about why your dog training isn’t working. Training Just ponder that word for a moment. What does it bring to mind? If I say “We are going to...

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Changes of Behavior and Why I Wish We Were All Detection Dog Handlers

Changes of Behavior and Why I Wish We Were All Detection Dog Handlers

Detection dogs, they still blow my mind! How can a dog find a miniscule amount of drugs or explosives? In one study a bedbug detection dog was 97.5% reliable detecting bed bugs and their eggs with 0 false positives while...

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Positive Training Does Not Equal Permissive Training

Positive Training Does Not Equal Permissive Training

I have to admit I am angry.  Okay not angry, anymore, just put off now; it took a day or two for me to stop seeing red.  And, it has taken me a few days to perfect this article. I...

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What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What IS your dog trying to tell you?  I ask myself this question all of the time. Sometimes I know exactly what they want (they stare at the cookie jar, or irritate me when it is close to feeding time),...

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Meet the Best Dog Ever; and Why That is Such a Dangerous Misconception

Meet the Best Dog Ever; and Why That is Such a Dangerous Misconception

Okay, okay everyone thinks they have the best dog ever and no one is wrong… but I am pretty certain she lives at my house. Meet Fury! Those of you who have taken my classes in the past (Companion Dog...

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He Knows Better Than That!

He Knows Better Than That!

Or does he? This is another one of my pet peeves. I find that people say this when they are embarrassed or haven’t done their homework. For those of you who are thinking your dog trainer can’t tell if you...

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