Dog Training Blog: Tips & Advice (Even Works for Aggressive Dogs!)
Stop Teaching Commands, Teach Your Dog to Think!
Most dog training has a singular purpose. To teach dogs to obey commands. Typically most trainers (including myself in the past) only focused on teaching owners how to get their dogs to sit, down, stay or heel. Nothing was ever intended to give...
How to Start Leash Training a Puppy
As pet parents and new dog owners, it’s important that you train your furry companion properly and get your puppy to walk on a leash. This is one task you shouldn’t ignore and must tackle for a rewarding relationship and future with your dog. The...
How to Get a Scared Dog to Trust You
Adopting a new dog is an exciting time. Becoming a pet parent may be something you've dreamt about or planned for a while. You bought the food, treats, and toys to pamper and spoil your pooch from the moment he joins your family. You've been...
Your Dog And The Power Of Prediction
Knowing what’s coming next, being able to predict what happens when we do X, Y, or Z doesn’t just make our lives easier — it provides us with a deep sense of psychological safety.
Yet we often expect our dogs to navigate their (or rather our) world without that sense of security.
In this blog, I look at how you can harness the power of prediction to alter how your dog interprets and reacts to the world around them, and how that could make life better for both of you.
The 6 Biggest Myths in Dog Training (And What You Should Do Instead)
There’s literally a whole world of information out there on dog training — and most of it is, honestly, kinda nonsense. As a dog trainer, I run into clients all the time who are so convinced that some specific thing is true about dogs and what they...
The real reason your dog training isn’t working — and what to do about it.
You’ve done your research, you’ve settled on a dog trainer, and you can’t wait to finally repair your relationship with your fluffy friend. You feel truly hopeful for the first time in forever. Only, a few weeks or months down the line and you’re...
The Worst Piece of Advice I Ever Got from a Dog Trainer
I can still remember the feeling in my stomach — this mix of unease, confusion, and just a little bit of anger, when my dog trainer told me that I had to act like a drill sergeant to my dog. This was years before I became a dog trainer myself, and...
How to Train Your Dog to Walk On a Leash (So He Stops Walking You)
It’s easy to get lost in the idea of all the good things that bringing a dog into your life can bring. But it’s not as if every aspect of dog ownership is a walk in the park — indeed, that’s part of the problem. If you’re going to enjoy public life...
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