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 grew up in northern Wisconsin and studied ecology and animal behavior at Colorado College. She founded Journey Dog Training in 2013 to provide high-quality and affordable dog behavior advice. She’s an avid adventurer and has driven much of the Pan-American Highway with her border collie Barley. She now travels the US in a 2006 Sprinter with her two border collies, Barley and Niffler. Aside from running Journey Dog Training, Kayla also runs the nonprofit K9 Conservationists, where she and the dogs work as conservation detection dog teams.