Things people say to dog trainers

Sometimes it seems like a great idea to become a professional dog trainer, but then... Hilarious video by Tenille Williams of Dog Matters. PS. There is also a sequel                    

A light bulb moment on reactivity

  A recent post by Denise Fenzi, "Counterconditioning, Distraction food or distraction training?", has prompted a light bulb moment in regards to my reactive dog, and why years of counterconditioning (or what I thought was counterconditioning) hasn't changed my dog's emotional response to stranger dogs very much, if at all. Quote from the post: "And... Continue Reading →

My first dog

I was 11 when I got my first puppy, a Schipperke. I took her to puppy training, which was Barbara Woodhouse -inspired check chain training with lots of "leash pops" and lots of praise (it would now be called "Balanced Training", I guess...  back then it was THE way to train a dog). This was... Continue Reading →

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