Tag Archives: dog training methods

Why I’m Not a Purely Positive Dog Trainer

Posted on: September 22, 2020 - No Comments

First of all, I have certainly never referred to myself as a ‘purely positive’ dog trainer, but I have heard many others – usually pretty vocal opponents of humane modern dog training – label me and others with that description.

The Allure of the Damaged Dog: Why We Rush Towards Danger

Posted on: August 21, 2020 - 1 Comment

Aggressive dogs. What a trigger topic for so many! Humans, as a species, are so often attracted to danger. You see it in our hobbies and our choices of heroes. For many dog lovers there is so often nothing more attractive than an aggressive dog. This scenario not only appeals to our nurturing instinct, but Read More

Change is hard.

Posted on: June 3, 2015 - No Comments

The internet is full of simple recipes to follow to help people change their dog’s behavior. However, as the great trainer Bob Bailey says, “Simple is not easy.” “No plan survives an audience.” When you accurately follow instructions with technology it usually performs as expected. Living creatures aren’t like that. You know what ‘should’ work Read More