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Hi Everyone, I know everyone is tired of hearing all of this stuff. However, you keep hearing about it because it’s important and it’s affecting a lot of people in a lot of different ways. Hang in there. If you regularly check-in on this site you’ll probably notice just a few changes but COVID-19 has Read more about COVID-19 and Trust Your Dog Training[…]
I was scanning thru some videos on Facebook the recently and because I’m a parent and a dog trainer my feed is usually split between dogs, and babies. Sometimes, I come across some stuff that, unbeknownst to the creator or poster, I apply to both dogs and kids. I came across a short story from Read more about Building Autonomy with Trust[…]
When training any animal dog, cat, horse, child… athlete, it’s easy to focus on progress for days, weeks, months and years. We often forget that as we progress with particular behaviors the training doesn’t get any easier for the learner. Quite the opposite, criteria become more complex even though the foundation of the behavior is Read more about Recovery and Deloading in Dog Training[…]
When I get a new client or talk about training with another trainer there are often a lot of labels used. I myself use labels to help reframe a guardian’s mindset. I hear words tossed around like: dominant submissive stubborn spiteful vengeful rude pushy dumb smart over excited While I have a general idea of Read more about For Best Training Results Stop Using These Words[…]
Trainer Transparency: As a dog trainer myself, I think it’s really important to be transparent in how you train. There are a lot of labels for dog trainers out there: balanced, traditional, positive reinforcement, purely positive, force free, etc. I don’t like to identify with any of them, mostly because I don’t want to box Read more about Trainer Transparency: Training a Fearful Dog[…]