Dog Training

Planning for a Successful Shaping Session with Your Dog

We previously looked at creating a positive experience for our dogs when visiting the vet. This includes shaping our dogs to cooperate in their own care.  Over the years on my blog, I've written a lot about the benefits of shaping. I've even included a [...]

2020-03-08T00:45:56-04:00September 12th, 2019|4 Comments

Gimmie Dat Tug! The Out Release … It’s Just Dog Training

Over the years, I've written a lot about tugging. It has almost always been from the perspective of helping people and dogs embrace and enjoy the game. Lately though we have seen a shift... we used to seldom see questions about dogs who loved tugging [...]

2020-01-30T19:55:29-04:00August 8th, 2019|29 Comments

Vlog: Are You Ready for a Philosophical Flip in Your Dog Training?

Is there a dog training frustration you would like to completely change? Something that annoys you over and over but your dog never seems to "get it" and behave how you want?  I want you to consider with me what it would look like if [...]

2020-01-10T21:39:39-04:00July 5th, 2019|8 Comments

Behind The Scenes At Shedd…. Positive Dog Training Parallels

This past weekend I was in Chicago for business meetings... and happened to arrive a day early. What to do?  If you have an interest in animal training, you might immediately think of Shedd Aquarium when you hear "Chicago"... so that is where we went! [...]

2020-01-11T06:33:58-04:00June 6th, 2019|8 Comments

Learning from Cats and Seagulls … Chat with Bob Bailey

Over his career, Dr Bob Bailey has trained over 140 different species of animals. The effect of this training has reached millions of animals and people, including you!  If you are here reading this post, then you have been influenced by Bob Bailey. He is [...]

2020-01-11T06:36:58-04:00May 13th, 2019|7 Comments