Tag Archives: dog training tips

Consider the Source

Posted on: December 11, 2017 - No Comments

Before I started my career as a dog trainer, I studied broadcast journalism in college. I remember one of my professors constantly repeating the phrase "consider the source." That phrase has stuck with me throughout the years, and I've found it to be quite relevant to my work as a trainer. 

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.

“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.

Finding the opportunities.

Posted on: June 23, 2015 - No Comments

The great R+ trainers see the fine details, so they see training opportunities in every problem. They are CREATIVE! The rest of us need to learn to do this too.

Meet “Ms. Manners”!

Posted on: February 26, 2015 - No Comments

My "Ms. Manners" column in this month's edition of Dogster Magazine has all my best training tips --and this month we're talking about jumping.