Building Autonomy with Trust

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[…]

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![…]

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 29: Training Success

In the dog training world we talk about this funny thing called thresholds. The saying goes, “Keep your dog under threshold”. Well for those of you who aren’t professional dog trainers, what is a threshold and how to you keep your dog under it?!!! Ok the threshold, in relation to training your dog, is the Read more about Day 29: Training Success[…]