Basic Steps For Reactive Dog Training


I’ve gotten more “Ask A Trainer” questions about reactivity than I can count. Let’s just roll them into on generic post, with specific posts to come if needed. Get extra help with your reactive or aggressive dog with our e-book, Practical Solutions for Aggressive Dogs. You might also want to check out our latest posts … Read more

Why We Punish Our Dogs

I’m writing this article to talk about something I don’t hear people talking about enough. It’s intensely personal for me, but I think it needs to be said. It’s about the frustrations of training and why we punish our dogs. Most animal behavior science points towards positive reinforcement as the “best” way to train animals. … Read more

Reward-Based Training Versus Punishment: Which is Better?

In this article, we’re exploring a scientific paper that was published in 2004. We’ll try to break down the article into plain English to help you understand what the researchers had to say. Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness, and interaction with behavior and welfare EF Hiby, NJ Rooney, and JWS Bradshaw Animal Welfare 2004, … Read more

What’s a Puppy Palace, and Do I Need One?

Puppies are the best. Fun, hilarious, sweet, and snuggly. Until they’re pooping in the corner behind your back… or biting your feet while you’re working on your laptop… or doing any number of havoc-wreaking behavior while you’re just trying to get through your day. This is exactly why you need a puppy palace! A puppy … Read more