Category Archives: Dog Behavior

Medication…when is it time to try?

When is the right time to try medication?  I feel like I hear that a lot either on web boards or in person (though mostly in passing) pretty frequently.  Or I hear the opposite that medicating dogs is the devil … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information | 5 Comments

Reassurance isn’t the same as reinforcement

I am absolutely terrified of spiders… I once came home at 5:30am after a night of… trouble making (this is a total lie, I was a huge nerd and was out playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends).  I parked my … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Dog Training methods | 7 Comments

One dog can really change the dynamics

Holy cow.  Add one dog or take one dog away and the dynamics in this room change so drastically! Rio and Chase are really so very poorly matched.  They are SO similar and those similarities really get them in trouble … Continue reading

Posted in Adding a pet, Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information | 6 Comments

Gotta Buy Into Training

How many times have you heard “I’ve tried everything to get my dog to …”?  I think I must hear something to that effect more than once a week.   People seem to expect instantaneous results from the training that if, … Continue reading

Posted in clicker training, Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Proof is In the Pudding!

This past weekend was a “holiday” weekend in the US.  It was Columbus Day… though to most of the US, it’s just another day off and a reason for shopping the big weekend sales (and really, I can’t say I … Continue reading

Posted in clicker training, Dog Behavior, Dog Training methods, Shayne | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Having expectations doesn’t make the dog suffer…

I am not going to lie, I have very high expectations of my dogs.  I expect them to eliminate in the proper place (outside), to behave in potentially crowded public spaces around people and dogs, to be reliable on-leash and … Continue reading

Posted in clicker training, Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Dog Training methods, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

More fun than a barrel of monkeys

I have a few gift cards for stores like Petco and Petsmart that I need to use–since I don’t generally shop there it’s a bit of an  “out of the way” adventure.   I don’t feed any of the food or … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Random | Tagged , , | 12 Comments