Difficult training

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

What You Do After You Say No to Your Dog is What Matters

Dog trainers love drawing lines in the sand: positive reinforcement, force-free, balanced, old-school. As much as we hate labeling dogs, many dog trainers seem to love to label other dog trainers. I’m not immune to this trend. As I created my website, write my blogs, and interact with the world, I use various shorthand descriptions … Read more