Trainer Transparency: Training a Fearful Dog

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[…]

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[…]

Scale Your Training

For those who know me, I like to exercise. Specifically, I like to CrossFit. I can usually be found in the gym 3-5 times a week and I’ve done so off and on for about 4 years now. Right now you’re probably wondering what this has to do with training your dog. A lot more Read more about Scale Your Training[…]

6 Steps to Solving Behavioral Problems In Dogs Without Losing Your Mind.

    As a member of several online forums there are often questions asked about solving behavioral problems. The questions about solving behavioral problems are usually phrased like this, “How to I get my dog to stop [insert problem behavior here]?” This is a very normal way for humans to see problems. However, when you’re Read more about 6 Steps to Solving Behavioral Problems In Dogs Without Losing Your Mind.[…]

Day 19: Puppy Socialization

If you’ve ever had a puppy or are thinking about getting a puppy you’ve probably heard that you need to socialize them. Socializing your puppies helps to ensure that they are behaviorally stable and confident as adults. However there is a right way and a wrong way to socialize your puppies and if done incorrectly Read more about Day 19: Puppy Socialization[…]