We’re often in a position that clients ask us what type of harness, collar, leashes, etc. While it is important to mention that ALL equipment has the potential to be aversive (something that causes a dog fear, pain, or distress), we try to recommend equipment that is suited to both dog and handler in the… Continue reading Recommended Equipment
You’ve seen it if you haven’t experienced it personally; a dog dragging his owner down the street in pursuit of a…squirrel, cat, enticing scent. Chasing may be one of the most natural behaviors of every dog ever. But dogs, like people, can and should learn self control. It isn’t easy. I haven’t entirely figured out… Continue reading Can I Chase That? Your Dog’s Prey Drive
Most puppies bite their new owners hands when they are first brought home. There’s no quick fix to this, but understanding why can make a big difference in how well you’re able to shape this behavior into something acceptable. Bite inhibition is a dog’s learned ability to control the pressure they exert while biting. Bite… Continue reading My puppy keeps biting!