Ok, first what you should try is a blue rope (it has to be blue) that we can tie to the back of this water bottle the dog will drag for 2 weeks counter conditioning his self control "place board" work so he can "down" while birds fly over and still be able to sit while we use the e-collar to randomly reinforce his heel. So go take him on the bike for 6 hours right now.Read More
Over the last few years I have experienced a profound love of muzzles. What has not surprised me (unfortunately) is that people still lack the awareness of the benefits of muzzles, even in 2017.Read More
If you have accidentally found yourself on Facebook once in your life, you may have heard me ranting about the priorities I place on dog training or obedience training, and its purpose when rehabbing behavior problems in dogs.Read More
Over the last few years, social media and the internet as a whole have made it challenging to decipher good information from, well... bullshit! With all due respect.Read More
Why is self-awareness such a struggle for so many? We spend so much time alone with ourselves, how come we don’t understand the motivation for our choices?Read More
You took the time to be thoughtful, creative, brave, and honest? And most importantly you had an idea and you executed on it. Good for you!
Methods, tools, reinforcement schedules, control your energy, training, stay calm, socialization, oh shit "SIT," too. You can find an article out there to agree or disagree with any of the strategies.Read More
When I hear stories like this it always amazes me what made Trish different. What made her continue to search even after she was made to believe all her problems would be solved by asking Franky to do things that she already knew how to do?Read More
Working with fearful, shy, and skittish dogs is one of my favorite things in the universe.This may sound crazy, but I love it as much as Ramen.Read More
I've been working professionally with dogs for the last 11 years, and there's something that still confuses me daily.Read More
A question I get frequently from friends, clients, and other professionals is - "In this crazy corporate world, what the hell do you feed your dogs?"
I received lots of question about Luna from Episode 1. Don't worry Luna is in many episodes coming up. Dogs like Luna are the reason why I wanted to start this series. It's a consistent documentation of what works for me. Not a how to by any means.Read More
Here is a little video on how I keep the dogs on their toes and why our dogs are tired from thinking all day.Read More
A few weeks ago while talking with my friend Peter, a professional comedian for the last 30 years, he alerted me to a video someone shared with him.Read More
I couldn't help it! I've been on a ranch the last few days, so I felt it was appropriate :) I can't wait to share more of that adventure with you soon.Read More
Are you a digital nomad who needs your dog to work with you quietly at the coffee shop ignoring food particles on the floor, running toddlers, and sleeping while unfamiliar dogs walk past?Read More