E-collar Training, Just For Fun

Happy New Year!

Time to toss the old calendar and get ready to ring in a whole new year. The earth kept rotating and somehow we’ve made it through 2012 despite the predictions of impending doom. Here at The Truth About Shock Collars we’ve continued on as well and it has been a good year. Let’s peak back […]

Dog Stories & Testimonials, E-collar Training, Just For Fun

E-collar dog training: What the Sharpie had to say.

Last weekend I taught a workshop on advanced concepts in e-collar training. The workshop hosted by Flying Colors Canine touched on many topics. We discussed improving precision, adding tricks to the repertoire, how to deal with behavioral problems like aggression and anxiety, how to begin with puppies plus a bit more. While all the topics […]

Understanding Dog Behavior
Dog Stories & Testimonials, E-collar Training, Just For Fun, Rants

Remote Collar Training? A Users Perspective on What Their Dog Thinks.

Understanding Dog Behavior A couple months back I shared some of my sentiments on training with a remote collar and speculated what my dog’s might say if given a choice in the matter of training tools. Then I posed a question that caused a bit of a stir. That April blog post received over 100 […]

Flyswatters and Shock Collars: A Question of Effective Dog Training Methods?
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Flyswatters and Shock Collars: A Question of Effective Dog Training Methods?

Effective Dog Training Methods How do you define effective dog training methods? I know in the professional world we often get caught up in the scientific discussions of punishment and reinforcement and what constitutes effective use of each. That path of discussion can often lead to heated opinions of the necessity of punishment and for […]

What Is Going on in the Dog World?
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What Is Going on in the Dog World?

Understanding Dog Psychology: Stopping the Trend Nope, this isn’t a joke. It’s for real. I came across this sign this past weekend right here in Dubuque, IA. We were heading out for breakfast Sunday morning¬†when we drove past a new, very nice, mobile home development property. It was complete with nicely paved streets, sidewalks, well […]