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 https://wordpress.com/view/iscdtfordogtrainersblog.school.blog 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 […]

Learn How Patience Will Improve Your Dog Training Prowess

Last Wednesday we kicked off our ten-week series on the “Traits of a Professional Dog Trainer”, with an article entitled, How Open-Mindedness and Flexibility Improves Your Dog Training Skill.  If you missed it, please click this link to read it: https://wordpress.com/view/iscdtfordogtrainersblog.school.blog In addition to educating yourself in the craft of dog training and working with […]

How Open-Mindedness and Flexibility Improves Your Dog Training Skill

There are ten traits that professional dog trainers should possess in order to provide exemplary service to their clients.

Why Puppies Bark at their Reflection

What do puppies see when they look in the mirror? Most will see a playmate, while some others view the reflection as a canine intruder. One thing dogs will never understand is that they are looking at THEIR OWN reflection. Their brains are not wired the same way human brains are, meaning unlike us, dogs […]

Why The Word “No” Rarely Works in Dog Training (and What DOES Work) 

Do you find yourself saying “NO” to your dog, rather than giving commands to stop a behavior? We are not opposed to using the word no, as long as it is used properly. Here is our philosophy on the word “no”. Imagine you are at work and make a mistake. Your boss screams “no”, glares […]

Four Reasons Dogs Chase Their Tail, That You May Not Know

We all giggle when we watch a dog chase their tail. Have you ever wondered why they do it? Jessica provides the reasons in the below video. While tail chasing may be a genetic trait and entertaining for the dog, there are ways to stop tail chasing if it becomes an obsessive or bothersome behavior. […]

Stop Your Dog from Eating POOP

Sometimes we catch our dogs in the act, and other times a whiff of their breath alerts us to the behavior. Then, there’s the dog who pukes it up in the house — usually on our rugs.  What behavior are we writing about today? Coprophagia a/k/a Poop Eating! If your dog eats poop, you’re not […]

5 Ways Dog Owners Can Achieve Training Success

We’ve all admired dogs with impeccable listening skills. You know, the ones who obey their owner’s command, without the owner having to repeat the command twice, three times or five times. The dog responds the first time. The reason dog training works so well for these dogs and their owners is because they follow these […]