Reactive Dogs 101: No-Nos

I rarely draw a hard line in the sand. I try to meet people where they are, and find common ground. One thing I feel passionately about is why using punishment and aversive training techniques is NOT the way to work on your dog’s behavior.  Other trainers might suggest e-collars, pinch collars, dominance, etc … as ways to manage your dog’s reactivity. I am here to tell you that the...

Reactive Dogs 101: The Unexpecteds

There are so many things that go into the entire well-being of our pets that often go overlooked. Dogs can be depressed, sore from too much exercise, anxious, fearful, bored, in pain from a displaced rib, sprained paw, and so much more. We can tend to simplify dog’s experiences in the world since they can’t tell us with their own words how they’re feeling, but if you know what to look for,...
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