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…

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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…

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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…

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