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Smart Exposure: How To Help Dogs With Anxiety

In today’s podcast, I’d like to discuss how to help your dog get over fear and anxiety, and the other barriers that sometimes set them back. Today, I was working with a great client who came in with some of her teenage kids. She told me that the dog we were working with was the …


Creating Harmony: How We Prevent Dog Fights

In this post, I want to tackle the somewhat controversial topic of dog fights. This subject came up recently because I was chatting with a client about our daycares. We run a daycare, and it’s a little different than most. I was explaining the difference between our daycare and other daycares. They asked what we …


Worth The Risk?: Dealing With Child Aggression

With today’s post, I want to talk about child aggression in dogs. This is a very tough topic. Dog aggression is one of my favorite things to work on, and I’ve developed some processes and techniques that are really world-class. I enjoy it, because there’s a lot of predictability in how you can solve aggression …


Walk In The Park: Giving Your Dogs What They Really Need

In today’s post, I want to talk about a potential problem that people run into because they misunderstand their dog’s needs. If you poll dog trainers, you generally won’t get the same answer from any of us. We tend to disagree about everything. Sometimes I think that’s just for sport. You could ask “What’s the …


How To Have the Perfect Dog

Well, I hate to ruin things right away—but the perfect dog doesn’t exist. That’s a tough thing for me to admit, because when it comes down to it I like to provide my clients with everything they want and need. I want them to have the perfect dog and be the happiest clients in the …


Busting the Aggression Myth: Why Some Dogs Act Out

In today’s post, I want to talk to you about dog aggression. Specifically, I want to address one of the questions I receive a lot. This is a topic that makes a lot of people frustrated, and come to me saying: “I’m sure I’ve done something wrong, I feel like such a bad dog owner.” …


Day In, Day Out: Coping Effectively With Stress

I want to spit some science at you today. A lot of you out there know me as an esteemed, renowned scientist—and if that’s the case, I don’t know who you’re watching! I’m not a scientist at all. But I was talking with a client today, who happened to be a psychologist, about a recent …


Got Headaches? Using Focus To Transform Your Dog

In a previous post I spoke a bit about my family vacation in Flathead Lake, Montana. We stayed in a beautiful house with a little dock and an orchard. This morning I sat on the dock being very quiet, trying to blend into the background, and watching the deer in the orchard and the birds …


Dogs At Work: Giving Your Dog A Job

Recently it’s become very popular for owners to put their dogs to work. I’m all in favor of this and believe it’s a wonderful way to help focus your dog, but it’s also something that has been greatly misunderstood in many different ways. I’d like to use this post to clear up some of those …

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