This post, originally published in Oct. 2015, has been updated and is republished. It is an accepted belief that some dog breeds are not very smart. These breeds are generally listed on the dog intelligence list at about # 40 or higher – mostly higher. One of these breeds is the French Bulldog. This breed… Read More French Bulldog Agility Training: Is It Possible?
Most of the time when we humans interact with our dogs we have the mindset that what we say goes. The dog must comply with our wishes even if it is something that the dog dislikes. This especially applies to things we HAVE to do to our dogs such as vet visits, nail clipping, grooming,… Read More Teaching Your Dog A “Consent” Behaviour
This July, my Ira, who is two years old now, was diagnosed with a mild form of Mega-Esophagus. This is simply an enlargement of the esophagus which makes it difficult for the dog to swallow food. It can be in only portions of the esophagus, (or in one part as in Ira’s case thankfully) or… Read More Dealing With Mega-Esophagus
The most important and helpful thing you can do for your reactive dog (besides training him throughout his life), is training yourself to do this one thing when reactivity happens. Control your emotions. This is difficult for us humans. Emotions are contagious and quick to arise. When you see someone arguing or fighting, you most… Read More Do This One Thing For Your Reactive Dog
This post departs a bit from what I normally write, but it is what I will be writing more of in the future. The Split In Dog Training World The world of dogs and dog training is in upheaval. Simply put, there are two main factions of training philosophies: training dogs with corrections (verbal and/or physical)… Read More How To Make A Difference In The World (By Training Dogs)