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Join Kayla, Ursa, and Marissa as they discuss some common myths about how dogs behave and how best to train them.
The myths we discuss today include:
- Tail wags = happy dogs
- You can’t train XYZ breed to do ABC thing
- Exposure will make things better (Kayla’s blog on the topic is here)
- My dog can tell if someone’s untrustworthy
- Reactivity is a dog being protective
- Dogs behave out of spite
Kayla founded Journey Dog Training in 2013 to provide high-quality and affordable dog behavior advice. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who’s worked with hundreds of private clients, thousands of shelter dogs, and dozens of working detection dogs. Kayla’s dog and cat behavior advice has been featured in NPR, the Chicago Tribune, and Pet MD. She’s an avid adventurer who is currently doing #vanlife on the Pan-American Highway with her two border collies and a cat. Aside from running Journey Dog Training, Kayla also runs the nonprofit K9 Conservationists, where she and the dogs work as conservation detection dog teams. You can get 1:1 advice with a Journey Dog Training team member here.