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...

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...

This past Saturday I spent my afternoon giving a seminar about dog training and behavior myths to a group of dog guardians and dog lovers at the Indian Trails Public Library. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon, and honestly one of the nicer days we've had so far this...