I recently assessed a greyhound that was having aggression issues. A Greyhound you ask??!! Within the first 24 hours of being in the home, the dog had growled and tried to bite the foster when she went to sit on the couch. Within a few days, she had come home to bloodied dogs, a dead bird […]
I recently had the pleasure of being asked to write an article for Organic Hudson Valley Magazine to showcase their new section called: Pet Love. Please enjoy the article below or click on their link above.
Three Words to Live By… and Train By
Training a Recall is one of the most important commands you can spend time on with your dog. This is a life saving command in extreme cases and a must in off leash control. The key is to teach and build up the dog to having a recall under any distraction, but you NEED the dog to WANT […]
This dog has a very dynamic and complex environment he has to work and live in. He lives onsite at a very busy working horse farm. His drives couldn’t be so high it would be a threat or safety issue to animals or people, yet he had to be balanced enough to be at least neutral […]
- Praise is as simple as a “good boy” or a “good girl”. This marker of “good”, taught properly can have more impact than food or any other reward.
- Looked at in its simplest form, the “good” marker is a snapshot in time you want the dog to remember.
- Praise as a marker is a very powerful tool and […]