The Recall Trap.

The Recall Trap.

  Many of my new clients complain that their dog does not respond when they call them.  The “recall” is the most important cue that any dog should learn.  In training lingo, “recall” means the trained behavior of the dog coming to you when called. All behavior is...
Reward versus Bribe.

Reward versus Bribe.

How to use food correctly when training your dog.   Food works very well as a primary reinforcer for training dogs.  Wolves, the ancient ancestors of domestic dogs, were predators and hunting, foraging and acquiring food is very important to the canine species....
Should I Get Another Dog?

Should I Get Another Dog?

I have always had two dogs at any one time.  When the senior dog is 10 or 11 years old, I get a puppy.  The older dog teaches the puppy how to be a dog, what behavior is appropriate behavior with other dogs and what is not.  This works very well for me.  But I am a...
Enrichment.

Enrichment.

Enrichment.  Making life great for your dog. “Enrichment” is a current and popular buzz word in the dog training and behavior consulting worlds.  What is it?   If you were raising a child, you would want to expose that child to all kinds of new and interesting...
Zivah’s Page.

Zivah’s Page.

Zivah.   Finding her the home that she deserves.  9-21-20  We have found a great home for Zivah.  Thank you all for caring about her!  Age: 3 years.  Female/spayed.  Australian Cattle Dog….. plus a little something else which would explain her lovely, long legs? One...