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Act Up, Act Out: Is My Dog Spiteful?

Spite is one of the most human emotions. When something happens that we don’t like, we often like to punish other people because of this feeling. Here’s an example: if someone does something their spouse hates, their spouse might withhold attention or even intentionally do something they know the person hates out of spite. Our …


What’s The Deal With E-Collars?

Today’s post covers a topic that’s become controversial in recent years: electric training collars. These tools, sometimes referred to as shock collars or remote collars, are often accompanied by a lot of debate. The bottom line, however, is that they’re incredibly useful tools. My company does a lot of great work with the e-collar. The …


Pressure’s On: How To Use Rewards Responsibly

In today’s blog post, I want to talk to you about pressure. you’ll hear many dog trainers, including myself, talk about something called “pressure and release.” This is essentially a training strategy that uses the combination of a pressure—like a leash or body language—and a rewarding release. Maybe you have a leash pulling towards you, …


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 …


Four-Letter-Word: Making the Most of Stress

Have you ever thought about how pressure and stress can benefit your dog? As humans, we tend to label “stress” a four-letter-word. But if you really think about it, there is no such thing as growth in the living world without it! The plant that springs out of the earth has to push forward through …

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