Can Poor Dog Training Be Corrected?

Can poor dog training be fixed? It can But it is not a fast fix.  It will take work and time. 

The dog believes the behavior is appropriate because the human reinforces this behavior with their response, or lack thereof. 

Often, the most difficult part of fixing bad training is getting the client to understand the error of their ways and getting them to change.

How Anthropomorphism Can Hurt Dog Training Efforts

Anthropomorphism is assigning human characteristics to an object or animal. When can anthropomorphism be a bad thing? When the behavior prevents us from recognizing and/or respecting the identity of a non-human being. If clients want to improve the bond with their dog and solve behavioral issues, they must truly understand and respect canine behavior.

Human-Canine Bond: 10 Steps to Increase the Bond with Your Dog

The bond we form with animals is real. It explains why we suffer intense grief upon losing our pets. There are times our human-canine bond is super strong and times it’s weakened. The reason for a weakened bond is life. A busy work schedule, returning to school, having a new baby, getting married, moving. Any life change can disrupt our routine. Our pets often suffer as a result of our busier schedule. We provide you with 10 tips to strengthen your bond with your new dog or a long-time furry family member.

How to Get Dogs to Listen Around Distractions

Your dogs refuse to follow commands that they know. What causes them to ignore you? Dominance? Stubborn behavior? Lack or respect? Human error? Well, my friend you likely failed to generalize the dog’s behavior.

Effectively Marker Training Your Dog

In marker training, how a dog responds (or behaves), determines whether the marker will be positive or negative. A positive marker is either the word “yes” or the sound of a clicker, followed by a reward. The most common rewards used during marker training are food, toys or affection.

Charging the Mark in Dog Training

Charging the mark is the first step in training your dog. Charging the mark teaches the dog to associate the word “yes” or the sound of a clicker, to a high-value reward.  

Six New Year’s Resolutions to Adopt NOW If You Want Dog Training Success!

Want to increase your training success? Adopt these six tips and watch your dog’s training abilities go from learning to responding in real life situations

The Compassionate Dog Trainer

 In past articles we have shared the importance of patience and open-mindedness while training dogs.  If you would like to read those articles, visit Today, we reveal the next trait: EMPATHY  Empathy is one of the most important skills we possess as humans. The ability to understand and relate to another person’s feelings from …

Traveling with Your Dog Shouldn’t be Stressful

We want our dogs to travel with us, yet their presence can cause us to stress. What if they soil inside? What if they break something? What if they get loose and run away? Stress can cause us to fall back into bad habits of yelling at, or punishing, our dogs. In turn, the dog …

Changing A Dog’s Name

Two questions we receive often are: 1. Is it possible to change a dog’s name after you adopt them? Answer: You can absolutely change your dog’s name. Many people change the dog’s name to represent a fresh start for the dog, especially if the dog’s past was negative. 2. How do you teach dogs their …