E-Collars vs. Shock Collars: What’s In A Name?
Electronic shock collars are banned in many countries. Yet here in the United States, the sale and use of shock collars on dogs is legal, despite numerous studies showing they are harmful to dogs.
How to Speak Dog: Translating the Full Body Shake
Does your dog ever shake when they’re not wet? Paying attention to when your dog does a shake off can help you know when your dog is uncomfortable or anxious.
How to Greet a New Dog: Not With A Hand in The Face
Canines have their own protocols for polite greetings. Here are some tips for meeting a new dog.
Whose Walk is it Anyway? Why Stopping to Sniff Matters
For dogs, the most exciting parts of any excursion are the smells.
Safety First: How to Break Up a Dog Fight
It can be dangerous to intervene but sometimes we don’t have a choice, except for how to do it as safely as possible.
Environmental Management: Better Behavior Without Training
Environmental management for common behavior problems can be a quick and easy fix and can often be a stand-alone solution.
Loving Your Off-Leash Skills: How to Train an Automatic Check-In
Walking or hiking off-leash looks deceptively easy, but most dogs need extensive training before earning off-leash privileges. Here, learn how to teach your dog to check-in with you when off-leash.
The 4-Step Plan to Quit Worrying and Have a “Perfect Dog”
We all want a well-behaved dog, but there is beauty in imperfection. Being a dog owner means making room for a little chaos.
Stepping Out: How to Run With Your Dog
Nothing is better than running with your furry pal, but you and your dog may need some basic training before you're ready to lace up and leash up. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Accentuate the Positive: Why and How to Interrupt Your Dog
Interrupting an undesirable behavior with an alternate/desirable behavior can be a useful tool.
Canine Quiz: Can You Use An Apple AirTag to Track Your Dog?
Apple AirTags are cheap option for helping find lost items, but are they a suitable alternative to GPS trackers for your dog?
Are Tiny Dogs Harder to Train? Debunking the Myth of Small Dog Syndrome
Small dogs are not harder to train, but there are a few tips and tweaks that can make your training partnership easier.
Fix My Dog NOW, Please - Maybe Your Dog Isn't Broken
Dogs became domesticated about 15,000 years ago, and until fairly recently, the majority of dogs did not spend their lives shut inside houses and backyards.
In Praise of Boring Dog Walks
Socialization isn’t just teaching your dog to be unafraid of new things or making sure they get time playing with other dogs. It is equally important that they be able to walk down the street and ignore strangers and other dogs.
The Perfect Valentine’s Day? Just Ask Your Dog
We interviewed five different dogs to find out their ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day.
Mind Your Manners: How to Say Hello Doggy-Style
With all these canine companions afoot (many of them new pandemic adoptees), dog etiquette has never been more important.
Forget Perfection: Canine Choices Your Dog Will Thank You For
Giving your dog choices is a powerful way to make their life better.
A gigantic cat toy for training and tiring out your high energy dog? Yes, please!
'Flirt poles' have long been popular with dog trainers, but with many of us stuck at home, this interactive dog toy is a good solution for owners looking to keep their dogs occupied and entertained.
Stop Talking to Your Dog
Chatting with your dog is totally normal. But during training or when out on walks, sometimes shutting your mouth is the best way to speak so they will listen.
Go Virtual and Save Your Dog Training Business
People are adopting and fostering dogs in record numbers for comfort and company during the Coronavirus pandemic. While dog training is not considered an “essential business” during this lockdown, all those newly adopted pets still need training.
10 Things Every Dog Foster Needs to Know
During these crazy coronavirus days, animal lovers across the country have stepped up to foster dogs and ease the burden on shelters and rescues. Rescue dogs often come with unique challenges and needs, so here are some straightforward tips about fostering a dog.
- Bay Woof - Community dog news (SF Bay Area)
- Global Dog Village - a collaborative online dog training community dedicated to providing best practices
- Veterinary Behaviorists: No Role for Aversive Dog Training Practices - American Veterinarian Medical Association 2021
- What's Wrong With The Prong - SF SPCA 2022
- Should Dogs Be Shocked, Choked, or Pronged? - Psychology Today 2019
- Dog Training Aversives: What Are They and Why Should You Avoid Them? - Preventative Vet 2022
- Fallout From the Use of Aversives - 9 Scientific Studies