Tag Archives: biting

How Not To Groom a Biting Dog

Posted on: January 14, 2015 - 24 Comments

Every now and then a video crosses my desk from people either amazed, dismayed or generally seeking my opinion on something. Such was the case when I was shared this video, and I felt it was a great learning opportunity to highlight some of the misconceptions and ‘teaching moments’ of what should not be done when teaching a dog with a history of biting while being groomed.

Letting Go of Restraint

Posted on: November 4, 2014 - No Comments

With a little bit of training any dog can work cooperatively with you at the vet. VSPDT Sara McLoudrey talks about how she trained her dog to cooperate at the vet without the use of restraint.

Positively Success Story: Inky

Posted on: November 2, 2014 - No Comments

One evening in December 2011, my wife, Karen, was picking up our lab Lily from day care and noticed a scruffy little black mutt in the corner of a pen. His name was Inky and he needed a home. Karen was told that Inky had been a stray puppy, that he and his brother had Read More

Ouch, My Puppy is Biting Me! The Importance of Attending Puppy Class to Teach Bite Inhibition and Play Skills

Posted on: September 15, 2014 - 1 Comment

Kari Bastyr, Denver-based VSPDT and owner of Wag and Train, discusses puppy mouthing and the importance of attending a puppy class to ensure proper socialization and bite inhibition before your puppy grows into an adult.

Positively Dog Training Episode 311

Posted on: December 13, 2012 - 3 Comments

Reindog recap, shock collars, Noah's Ark animal sanctuary, Peter Emily's veterinary dentistry, BAT creator Grisha Stewart, and Ask Victoria questions about redirection, growling and more.

The Perfect Storm

Posted on: September 27, 2010 - 18 Comments

“I can’t believe he snapped at that dog!” “She nipped me. She’s never done that before!” These exclamations come from owners of dogs who had never before acted in an aggressive manner. What caused these dogs to act out in such a way? Many things can cause dogs to become reactive, of course, but in Read More

Calaveras Man Killed by Two Pitbulls—A Lesson About Pitbulls or About What Not to Do with Dogs?

Posted on: August 27, 2010 - 12 Comments

Local news reports, “A Mountain Ranch man was mauled to death by two pit bulls late Sunday afternoon.” The dogs belonged to a friend of the victim who was staying on his property. According to one newscast, the dogs were known to be territorial. They barked, growled and lunged at people from within their confined Read More

Insecurity

Posted on: January 5, 2010 - 2 Comments

Not a week goes by when someone – often several – clients come in ¬¬my office saying their dog is an “alpha” dog … over them, over other dogs in the household, over other dogs in the park, over other people, etc.   People complain that their dogs are bullies, especially where other dogs are concerned.   Read More