For Best Training Results Stop Using These Words

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[…]

Don’t make your dog pull the trigger!

This is not a post about gun violence. With the holidays upon us I feel like it’s important to talk about “Trigger Stacking”. Everyone has things that stress them out. Traveling, relatives, the demands of cooking amazing meals, illness, things not going quite as planned or expected (such as getting lost), a big test, getting Read more about Don’t make your dog pull the trigger![…]

Treats got you stumped? Try Beef Liver Loaf

Welcome to Amy’s cooking show! Who knew a dog trainer that can cook?! Ha! Being a reinforcement trainer I often get tired of buying treats in a store. It gets expensive and my dog doesn’t always like the same thing everyday. Not only that but everything (it seems) has chicken, duck, or turkey in it Read more about Treats got you stumped? Try Beef Liver Loaf[…]

Oops, she did it AGAIN!

Remember that post from last week? Yeah, the one about Evey getting into the trash can… Well, the following day I came home to this! Still not guilty… Although she did pee on the same paper towel she had the day before. Weirdo! It must have smelled like bacon or something. *rolls eyes* Okay so why Read more about Oops, she did it AGAIN![…]

Guilty! He’s GUILTY I say!

Can you believe it? I’m sitting in a coffee shop working! Who’d a thunk it? I had an appointment cancel at the last minute yesterday and so I kept the babysitter and am giving myself permission to work without interruption. I think Amelia appreciates it as well. She’s got the undivided attention of a fantastic Read more about Guilty! He’s GUILTY I say![…]