Speaking of Dog Training
Dr. Norman Sapolski discusses how reinforcement schedules affect dopamine release.
A Silent Killer
By Tyler Muto The post is very important to me, and it is likely to upset some people. Those involved will not admit their guilt, will deny every aspect of what I am about to say, and place the blame elsewhere. There is a silent killer in the dog training world. It is not a […]
Training Vs. Fulfillment
A new client brings her dog into my center and begins describing her dog’s problem behavior. “He is constantly getting into things,” she says. “He sits at the window, waiting for any movement outside and then he’ll bark like crazy. When he goes into that mode, he doesn’t even hear me calling his name” I […]
Tobin Hits The Jackpot!
Helping rescue organizations to rehabilitate difficult dogs is one of the many things I do to keep myself sane. With all the chaos of running a business, sometimes it’s easy to lose track of what’s important. Kristy, the director of Buffalo Paws and Claws Animal Rescue, brought me a dog named Tobin, a shepherd mix, […]
Conversational Leash Work and the Future of Dogmanship
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a couple professional trainers at my center to offer them some education and insight on some of the training programs I offer, and some of the concepts that I have been developing. Let me just start by saying how overwhelmed I am with the success of my […]
Pause. . . Listen
We talk a lot about getting respect from a dog. But what about showing respect to the dog. What about having respect for the fact that when we are dealing with dogs we are dealing with an element of the animal kingdom that is far more in tune with mother nature than ourselves. Many people […]