Tag: dog behavior

The three building blocks for a well behaved dog.

1. Exercise – Because a dog’s naughty behavior is often the result of pent up frustration It is important to remember that dogs have descended from wolves, predators that were on the move for many miles each day. Today’s companion dog no longer needs to hunt to survive, but they still need movement. Unfortunately, far too many dogs are lucky if they get even a short walk around the block each day. Lack of exercise is one of the mostRead more “The three building blocks for a well behaved dog.”

Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques

Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques: Toys and Tricks Learning some basic remote collar dog training techniques will teach you that your dog can have fun while learning commands and discipline. I bet that feels like a pretty big deal, especially if you’ve tuned into much of the propaganda that is out there about “shock collars” also known as remote collars. I’m sure it sounds like “rubbish” as Victoria Stillwell might say. (Victoria the actress that portrays a dog trainer onRead more “Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques”

Electric Collar Dog Training: It’s More Than Just the Tool

Electric Collar Training: Good Dog Training Is More Than Just the Tool You Choose Anyone who spends more than 10 seconds on this blog can figure out that it’s primary purpose is to explore ideas and concepts surrounding the use of electronic collars.  A bit of browsing and you can find advice on some of the basic concepts for successfully using an electronic collar, read about other peoples experiences with this training and enjoy a guest post from some ofRead more “Electric Collar Dog Training: It’s More Than Just the Tool”

5 Ways to Mess Up Your Dog

5 Ways to Mess Up Your Dog Most of the time, dog trainers invest effort trying to teach dog owners what to do to have a well- mannered, well-adjusted companion. But sometimes it is helpful to look at things from another angle so let me share a few thoughts on how you can wreak havoc with your dog’s mental health and have a negative impact on their behavior. These are some of the top ways that you can mess upRead more “5 Ways to Mess Up Your Dog”

Dog Aggression rehab? Commitment is the keyword.

Dog aggression is not a fun topic. I know some dog trainers probably see it as sort of sexy and seem to take a lot of pride in repeating the phrase “I work with aggressive dogs” There has been a good deal of television culture and drama built around the buzz concepts of dog aggression, dogs that bite, and rehabilitation. There is nothing sexy or exciting about it, IMO. It is sad. It breaks my heart a little bit eachRead more “Dog Aggression rehab? Commitment is the keyword.”

Cincinnati, Ohio Dog Training Workshop

If you are curious about how to use a remote collar to train your dog, attend this upcoming workshop in Cincinnati, Ohio. On March 29th & 30th I will be joining Virginia Simpson from Unleashed Obedience to teach the fundamentals of e-collar training. We are looking forward to an invigorating weekend of working dogs and learning together. So if you have a young dog who is ready to get started down the path to amazing reliability and off leash freedomRead more “Cincinnati, Ohio Dog Training Workshop”

This dog understands Tap = Attention!

Just wanted to share some photos from this weeks video shoot. One of our regular day care attendees, Sam got into the act while shooting some short clips for the  iQ Pet training collars.   If you think the idea of Tap = Attention doesn’t work then you need to have a conversation with this Golden Retriever!   He nailed it by very effectively  interrupting our shooting numerous times.  When the director called “Action!” and we went to roll, heRead more “This dog understands Tap = Attention!”

Clarity and Conflict in Dog Training

My travels have introduced me to trainers, competitors, and enthusiasts who have a passion for dogs and an obvious understanding of how to connect with them. I’m grateful for having had the  opportunity to meet so many talented dog people through the years. Jonathan Brinkley is one of those people. We met while I was teaching a workshop at Kennel Club USA in Ohio a few years back. Jon understands how dogs learn, has a versatile tool box, and anRead more “Clarity and Conflict in Dog Training”

Dog Trainers Unite at Workshop

Last weekend there was a trick training workshop that I really wanted to attend but was not able too due to some schedule conflicts. Many of my trainer friends and colleagues were going and I was feeling a little blue about not being able to join them. Through out the weekend I kept seeing Facebook posts of all the fun that was occurring and most importantly of the camaraderie that was being shared at a workshop where trainers from allRead more “Dog Trainers Unite at Workshop”

E-collar helps formerly reactive dog learn to make better choices.

The other day I received a Facebook message regarding remote collar training from a colleague in Ontario. My friend, Karen Laws, from Ontario Dog Trainer, had a post on her wall from a recent client that she wanted to share. I asked her if I could also share here on The Truth About Shock Collars.       The story speaks for itself, proper use of an e-collar can help transform highly reactive dogs into calm, thinking pets that areRead more “E-collar helps formerly reactive dog learn to make better choices.”