What is Clicker Training?

What is Clicker Training?

If you have attended a group class or private lesson with your dog, you might have heard of clicker training.  A clicker is a small device that fits in the palm of your hand and emits an audible sound. Once trained to the clicker, it allows a slight time gap between when the dog performs the desired behavior and when…

Stopping Unwanted Jumping

Stopping Unwanted Jumping

Unwanted jumping is one of the most frequent problems faced by dog owners. Dogs jump on people for many reasons, the most common being that the dog wants attention. Although we may not mean to, when we tell our dog to stop jumping, we are actually increasing the likelihood that the jumping will continue in the future. This is because…

The Importance of Cooperative Care in Dog Training

The Importance of Cooperative Care in Dog Training

Cooperative care has become a frequently used term in the positive reinforcement world of animal training. This is where an animal has a choice in his care and is an active participant. It is even used with animals in zoos. Do a quick internet search and you will find videos of tigers, alligators, and hyenas participating in physical examinations and…

Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 1

Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 1

Doggy daycares have been popping up all over the country at a surprising rate. With the many different daycares that are in your area, how do you choose which is the best one? Would it surprise you to learn that there are no regulations in New York State for the doggy daycare industry? Yes, you read that right. Anyone can…

Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 2

Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 2

.In addition to the six questions outlined in “Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 1”, there are four more that we would like you to consider. 1) How does the staff control the dogs? Staff should be trained to handle all situations that arise when dogs play together. As I mentioned, active supervision, as well as being well versed in proactive…