Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Good dog training is an art, operant conditioning isn't (which is why it is a limited theory of behavior)
Iran is implementing a new crackdown on dog owners. Muslims aren't anti-dog, just the cultists in positions of police power
If you are a terrible driver don't put your dog in your car
You should get seat belts for your dog or they will die in an accident
How well a person cares for their do, or yours, says a lot about their character, so pay attention

Monday, August 30, 2010

ALL dogs need periodic dog training tune ups

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It often seems logical to treat pets like children, except they aren't. They're dogs

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Bite Insurance?
Here is an excellent and perceptive analysis of the dog bite scam by insurance companies. Hat Tip: KC Dog Blog
Give your dog a command. If s/he does it well, give verbal praise. If your dog doesn't wag a happy tail, you don't have a trained dog yet

Friday, August 27, 2010

Some things in dog training require personal style and artistry - things that can't be taught, only coached
It looks effortless when I work with your dog because I train dogs all the time. Skill takes coaching, effort and time
I have a lot of "tools" in my dog training "toolbox". No one method is always the *best* in all circumstances
Going Nuts Over Barking Dogs
I have written of this before, neighbors who go absolute nuts when they hear a barking dog. I know of actual cases. In this case, the story says that this goofy neighbor PURPOSELY antagonized the dogs next door in order to get them barking and in trouble. Read the whole thing here

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Every dog has a story
I hate it when people let their dogs drink out of the toilet. Isn't it obvious why?
Want a cool giant dog? Check out the Leonberger
Not all dog foods are that good for your dog
Cats and dogs can live together peacefully, but normally only if they were introduced to living that way when very young. Sometimes it doesn't work out though
I'm not opposed to most dogs being allowed on furniture, but with some dogs it isn't a good idea
I always appreciate watching a well trained dog
If you are a dog hater, there's something wrong with you. Go get counseling

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lots of dogs die because they escape the premises. What have you done to prevent this happening to your dog?
One of the major reasons dogs end up in shelters is because of behavioral problems. Dog training is a life saver.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Every dog you see in any movie made at least 10 years ago is now dead. Dogs lives are very fragile, so treat them with respect and kindness
Question: did you make thos a good day for your dog?
Its a lot easier to prevent behavior problems in your dog than to fix them when they have become a long term habit; but you can
Family problems can often result in dog problems
There are good ways and bad ways to introduce a new dog into your home
A well trained dog doesn't look well trained in the hands of an untrained owner
Being a good dog owner is recognizing when you are in over your head. And then hiring a professional dog trainer

Friday, August 20, 2010

Akita Mauls Girl
Horrific. However, this goes to prove that ANY breed can attack, not just "pit bulls". Breed bans won't fix this. Sometimes animals act like animals.
Read My Favorite Dog Blog
I read a lot of dog news, pretty much on a daily basis. My favorite dog blog is KC Dog Blog. Check it out

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Do You Read My Twitters?
I have a dog Twitter page. I often post to it more than once per day. You can check it out HERE.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lame Excuses
There are a lot of (lame) excuses for not training your dog on a daily basis. C'mon guys, it's not fair to not train your dog and then expect your dog to be well mannered or obedient.