Tag Archives: obedience

Obedience

Posted on: July 8, 2020 - No Comments

I don’t participate in competitive dog sports or obedience trials, but I do love watching dogs and their handlers having fun, and appreciate how much time it takes on both sides to become proficient.

Relationship Goals: Precision or Good Parenting?

Posted on: September 30, 2019 - No Comments

Obedience. Such a loaded word. It makes me cringe when it is used outside of the dog competition world. And quite honestly, I would love to see that word changed to something with a kinder connotation in that world as well.  It’s been the status quo word reserved for dog training for so long that Read More

Does Your Dog Really Love That Activity?

Posted on: June 19, 2015 - 9 Comments

There is perhaps no greater experience than participating in an activity with your dog that satisfies you both. The bonding experience created is unparalleled.

What to Do When Your Dog Won’t Listen

Posted on: February 25, 2012 - 38 Comments

Punitive training techniques that center on gaining control of your dog by dominating her into obeying can damage the human/animal bond and cause your dog to mistrust you and essentially switch off. You want to ‘matter’ to her by being the source of good things in her life, so that whenever you need her attention, she will give it to you.