Products We Recommend

Products We Recommend

Harnesses, Puzzle Toys, and More! Clients often ask me which products I use with my dogs.  There is a variety that I regularly use for different purposes.  From training treats and squeeze tubes to harnesses, interactive feeding toys, and more, you can find them all at the following link: Recommended Products You might have questions about their use.  Here is…
Six-Steps to Muzzle Training

Six-Steps to Muzzle Training

Six Steps to Muzzle Training Teaching your dog to love the muzzle. Please refer to the blog “Changing the Stigma of Muzzles” if you have any concerns about why muzzle training is beneficial. Here are a few important reminders before you begin training: Make sure that you are in an area with few distractions. The crucial part of training is…

Changing the Stigma of Muzzles

Changing the Stigma of Muzzles

Changing the Stigma of MuzzlesWhy dogs wear them and what owners want you to understand.As a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I regularly work with clients whose dogs have acted aggressively towards, or severely bit, a person or another animal. Some of the animals have even died as a result of their injuries.  While it is at first hard for the…

Dog Training: It’s Not Opinion. It’s Science.

Dog Training: It’s Not Opinion. It’s Science.

As a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I talk with many people about different methods used to train their dogs.  Being a trainer that works on scientifically supported methods of building confidence, creating replacement behaviors, and decreasing anxiety and aggression with reward-based training, I am firmly against any use of force and intimidation. I often hear the following comment from people:…

How to Use the Clicker

How to Use the Clicker

Now that you have read about the benefits of using a clicker to train your dog, it is time to teach him just what the clicker means by charging the clicker.  Charging the clicker means that he learns that the click precedes a treat.  Practice the following activity in an environment with few distractions. You are not asking your dog…