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THE MIDDLE MAN – Making Yourself Relevant to Your Dog

 

The Scientific Community created behaviour modification for us which includes positive reinforcement.  For any experiment this...

A Certificate Does Not A Dog Trainer Make

“If the only tool you have is a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail”  Abraham Maslow

 

A short course, certificate and title “Professional” does...

I’ve recently been surrounded by really kind people.  And these really kind people are also really kind to their dogs.  When their dogs are rude, they wait for their dogs to not be rude, then reward them.  The people...

We have all been told that practice makes perfect, though in reality only perfect practice makes perfect. Yet right now I’m struggling with several underachieving students who feel that zero practice will make perfect!

Coming to class is a...

The world is filled with people with good intentions who want to give you advise on what you are doing wrong.  And most of these well-intentioned people also have perfectly behaved dogs that more often than not were born perfectly behaved.  In...

Learning the art of Dog Training can be likened to learning  to speak a language.  For those that can do it fluently, it is not a thought process; it is just something that you do.  And when you are asked to define it, it can be rather a struggle...

We are blessed to live in Victoria, which is such a dog-friendly community.  We have numerous dog-parks where we are able to enjoy our dog’s off-leash. However, I’m starting to see a myth about Dog Parks and I need to debunk it!

Dogs are...

Your relationship with your dog is always visible. Here are Reggie and Monique competing together.

My job as a trainer is ultimate fixing relationships between dogs and their people. It doesn’t matter how bad the dog is – if the relationship is great, retraining is easy. If the relationship is not, retraining will slowly improve until the...

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