A few weeks ago I was working with Regis (my recovering reactive beagle mix) when we were bum-rushed by an off leash doodle. I know this doodle, she's a lovely dog, but is pretty dense about dog social signals if it's anything other then "let's play", and comes on a bi...

There are many variations of this myth: positive reinforcement doesn't work for "tough" breeds, positive reinforcement doesn't work for "red zone"/aggressive dogs, and so on and so forth. Here's the thing. Positive reinforcement always work if done PROPERLY, and if you...

Alright folks. It's intervention time. We need to talk about your use of the "F" word. You've been using it all over the place, and I just can't take it anymore! It's not okay, and it needs to stop. For the love of Dog, stop the madness!

What F word, you ask?

Oh, oh NO....

So, you brought home your new dog and you're excited to get started on training. You lure your dog into a sit, and when his butt hits the ground you say "yes!" and deliver a treat... and then lose your fingers! DUN DUN DUN. Alright, that's a total exaggeration, but any...