Social play for behavior problems

Social play for behavior problems

I’ve come a long way as a trainer. It’s been quite an evolution. I’d like to think we all do that, though I’m aware that there have to be trainers that train today just as they did when they started. With all the changes in dog training over just the last two or three decades, it’s almost hard to imagine.

Puppies are gross! Help!

Dear Marzipan,

Puppies are gross and sharp and annoying and they never leave me alone. Why is there a new one in my house and how can I get rid of it?

— Concerned

Reactivity: Training vs. Management

What is reactivity?  Ask three trainers and you’ll get three answers. Is it aggression? Is it arousal? Is it out-of-control friendliness and frustration? Most of these answers center around the underlying motivation, which we are certainly free to guess at, but if we...

Fearful Dog Tips on Animal Cafe

Fearful dog behavior can be quite a challenge to live with and witness. It’s both frustrating and heartbreaking to watch a fearful dog navigate a world populated with scary sights and sounds. Our hearts go out to these poor shy creatures that are often even afraid of...