Author Archives: Laura Brody


Positively Expert: Laura Brody

Laura Brody is the owner of Denver's Good Family Dog, Kind, Purposeful, Force-Free Dog Training and Behavior.

Finding a Truly Dog Friendly Home in a Non-Dog Friendly World

Posted on: March 4, 2017 - No Comments

Here are some pointers for dog owners about finding a home that doesn’t create problems and some ideas to prevent barking if you already live in a house with an “un-dog-friendly” yard.

Why I’m a Good Dog Trainer and Made It to 39 Years of Marriage

Posted on: January 12, 2017 - No Comments

You may ask, “Why is that fact in a dog training blog?” Good question. Even better answer coming.

What to Expect When Adopting a New Dog

Posted on: October 12, 2016 - 1 Comment

Adopting a dog can be a wonderful and challenging experience. The dog will be confused, excited, anxious, worried, fearful and/or elated. Here are a 9 tips to help you through the first month.

“I Can’t. You’re Making Me Nervous”

Posted on: August 15, 2016 - No Comments

Have you noticed that there are times when your dog can't respond to a cue that is normally easy? It may be the environment is different or too distracting. Or, it may be you.

My Life As A Secret Service Agent

Posted on: May 4, 2016 - No Comments

I step out into the cold air. I scan the area to my left, alert to any movement or change in the landscape. My eyes drift upward. An attack could easily come from above, potential death, a bullet speeding silently from that dark, high location.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Place to Keep Your Pet Over the Holidays

Posted on: November 23, 2015 - No Comments

Everyone wants to have peace of mind when they leave their dog in the care of someone while on vacation. Here are some recommendations for finding the perfect place for your pet.

“No” Is Not Enough Information

Posted on: September 21, 2015 - No Comments

I like to call no a "place holder". A "place holder" cue should be something we can use to interrupt a behavior...until we gather our wits and give the dog a cue that replaces the behavior with something better or at least something incompatible.

The Million Dollar Correction Question

Posted on: January 5, 2015 - 3 Comments

How do I respond to owners who want to know how to "correct" their dog's behavior? I ask them the million dollar question...

Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other?

Posted on: October 12, 2014 - 40 Comments

VSPDT Laura Brody discusses the topic of dog socialization and why modern domesticated dogs are showing more signs of dog-dog aggression than ever before.

You Can’t Fool the Dog: Kids Are Litter Mates

Posted on: September 2, 2014 - No Comments

Some trainers (or television personalities) will tell you that you can teach your dog that your 6 year old is a “Pack Leader”. For the love of kibbles and bits! It’s good to help your child learn to give cues to the dog. Teaching a simple hand signal for sit is a great way for Read More