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 […]

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.

How to Console a Grieving Pet Parent without Trivializing Their Loss

Hint: Our pets are much more than animals! My dog Duke was one of the greatest dogs I’d ever met.  We enjoyed three years together before he succumbed to lung cancer at the age of six.  His first anniversary was this past Monday. I miss him and from time-to-time still feel angry that he was […]

A Dog’s Ability to Show Remorse – Myth or Truth?

Canine parents often describe their dog’s response to naughty infractions as remorse.  Scientists acknowledge that dogs experience different feelings, however regret and remorse are not within a dog’s range of emotion.  Rather, whenever a dog lowers his head, flashes sad eyes, pulls his ears back, lowers his body or hides, it is strictly in response […]

Why Won’t My Dog Go Outside Alone?

This is a problem many dog owners have. The practice may stem from puppy hood when leaving him unattended was dangerous because he would eat everything in sight. It may also have occurred after relocating from a situation where the dog had to be walked, to a home with a yard for the dog to […]