To use punishment effectively, the owner has to have not only a perfect understanding of dog behavior but impeccable timing, as well.
Category: Courteous Canine
Courteous Canine Training: Dogs and Babies
If you plan to adopt a dog, make sure to find a dog that’s compatible with children. Don’t make the mistake of so many adopters—looking for a puppy to “grow up” with a child.
Courteous Canine Training: The Meaning of NO!
To a dog, “No" means nothing! No matter how many times you say it or how loud, it just does not mean anything.
Courteous Canine Training: Preventing and Treating Separation Anxiety
My experience in 20 years of dog training has been that the "rescued" dogs are most prone to developing separation anxiety.
Courteous Canine Training: Motivate with Food
OK, here it is: The number-one tip from the pros. Dog show people use it, movie trainers use it, and modern dog trainers use it.
Courteous Canine Training: My Dog Doesn’t Listen
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this! My sarcastic side wants to ask if the dog is deaf. . .
Courteous Canine Training: Dogs and Kids
Everyone thinks that dogs and kids are a natural combination. And they are—a natural disaster!
Courteous Canine Training: Barking–It’s What Dogs Do!
Dogs do bark. . . . and they shed and they chase things and they dig and any number of other doggie activities. To take any of these away from dogs is to take away their—well, their dogness.