Tag Archives: dog reactivity

Exercise for Dogs: Tiring vs. Taxing

Posted on: August 8, 2016 - 5 Comments

The right kind of exercise is helpful to your dog's mental health, and the wrong kind can be harmful.

5 Healthy Habits for Reactive Dogs and Their Owners

Posted on: March 28, 2016 - 2 Comments

Sometimes owning a reactive dog is just plain hard. The idea of getting up and taking a walk in the mornings, when I know I might end up with a whirling dervish instead of a dog at the end of my leash, makes me want to stay home under the covers, safe in bed. However, Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 508

Posted on: December 24, 2015 - 2 Comments

Victoria and Holly get together on Christmas Eve for a special holiday edition of the Positively Podcast. They chat about a 100-year-old animal rescue volunteer, their holiday pet peeves, and the cringe-worthy Miss USA pageant night.

14 Things to Do Instead of Being Frustrated with Your Dog

Posted on: November 9, 2015 - 5 Comments

Dog Training Frustration? Here are 14 things you can do to relax instead of getting frustrated with your dog.

4 Ways To Help A Reactive Dog Relax This Holiday Season

Posted on: October 26, 2015 - 1 Comment

Whether it’s from trick or treaters, visiting relatives, or the other flurries of activity that come with the holiday season, a reactive dog is dealing with lots more stress during the holidays. Here are a few ways to promote relaxation and calm with your dog.

Rehabilitating A Reactive Dog: Topher’s Story

Posted on: August 12, 2015 - 23 Comments

This is Topher's story. I tell it now, even two years after it happened, to stress that while training takes time and patience, it’s worth it to help your dog have a better life.

Respect the Fear, Change the Perception

Posted on: September 24, 2013 - 8 Comments

We all have fears. Every single person has them, even the toughest of the tough and the baddest of the bad. We're supposed to have fears, it's what allows us as a species to survive. The problem is that many of us are mocked, or worse, for our fears, which only begets a higher level of fear or creates new ones. However, if we had the opportunity to work with someone we TRUST, who could TEACH us how to CHANGE our perception of what we fear, we could lessen or overcome that fear, thereby ENJOYING life even more.

Positively Dog Training Episode 109

Posted on: November 23, 2010 - No Comments

In this special 'Ask Victoria' episode, Victoria devotes the entire episode to answering listeners' questions.

Practice Makes Perfect–Aggression, That Is

Posted on: August 9, 2010 - 17 Comments

Sierra and I had a pleasant play date at the park this morning with a friend and her adorable Corgi. We arrived early and had the place to ourselves, as is our habit, but after thirty minutes, other dogs began to arrive. Sierra loves to play. She was soon happily racing around with an Australian Read More