Tag Archives: dog behavior

Considerations for Reactive Dog Handlers

When you have a reactive dog (particularly, though not exclusively, with a dog who may become physical [bite/scuffle] to get the scarey thing to go away or to express frustration/arousal) it is of the utmost importance to advocate for your … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Bumping The Threshold pt.2

In the first Bumping the Threshold post I talked about cued behaviors–Look at that, look at me, and touch/hand target.  Keeping a dog “operant” or able to think in a stressful situation is important and these type of cued behaviors … Continue reading

Posted in clicker training, Dog Behavior, Reactivity | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do the threshold bump!

There is a distance for a reactive dog where they can see another dog and not go into total meltdown mode–this may be 15ft or this may be 150ft.  They may stare or focus on the other dog but they … Continue reading

Posted in clicker training, Dog Behavior, Reactivity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

“How can I correct the growl?”

I’m still recovering from a two-day headache/nausea (does that constitute a migraine?) so please forgive any incoherent phrases LOL!  Also, I didn’t realize I have used this photo before… there are only so many angry/growly photos to use! LOL! “Fido … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Resource guarding | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

She’s SO well behaved

“Ruby, you need to look at that dog!  Look at how good she is being!  Why can’t you be like her!  You should take a lesson!”  So says a lady at Petsmart yesterday.  She had a young adult Border Collie … Continue reading

Posted in Brags, Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information, Dog Training methods | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Help! My dog is “aggressive”…

Apparently everyone and their mother has an aggressive dog.  No, I mean it, given how often people say “dealing with an aggressive….” or “my dog is aggressive to me” or worse yet, “help my puppy is aggressive!!!” I have no … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

He’s so stubborn!

“He knows what I want but he just refuses to do it!” Okay, well, what exactly is going on? “When we are out for a walk and he does his business, I ask him to sit and he just completely … Continue reading

Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Handler Information | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment