Tag Archives: positive dog training

Change Happens

Posted on: November 25, 2018 - No Comments

Once upon a time, I was contemptuous of positive trainers. Not because I knew anything about positive training, mind you. At the time, I had two Siberian huskies, both ma...

Making Manners Fun: Counter-Surfing (Holiday) Edition

Posted on: November 25, 2013 - 3 Comments

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many dog owners are going to be faced with GREAT opportunities to work on counter-surfing with their dogs. As we have family over to celebrate the holiday season, there will inevitably be mouthwatering treats and other great smells out on the countertops. It’s so important to remember that our dogs Read More

Making Manners Fun Series: Loose-Leash Edition

Posted on: November 19, 2013 - 17 Comments

As a dog trainer, one of the most common problems I get asked for help with is getting a dog to walk without pulling on the leash. Loose-leash walking is just like any other trick we may teach our dogs. It’s about finding a way to make it fun for the dog. Walking with a Read More

Victoria’s Webinar with Dogington Post

Posted on: June 21, 2013 - 2 Comments

Victoria recently conducted her very first webinar, a 1.5 hour webinar with Dogington Post. She discussed her positive training philosophy, the science behind positive training, and debunks the "alpha dog" myth. In addition, you'll get the answers to commonly asked questions about positive training and learn the important differences between positive training methods and the more traditional punitive methods.

Gifts That Last All Year

Posted on: January 6, 2013 - No Comments

Reward your dog for all the joy and love you get all year! Say "Thank You" you with gifts that keep on giving.  Some of these may make you smile — all of them will make your dog smile. 1) Adopt or donate. There is no greater gift. Consider adoption to fill that special place Read More

Top 10 Gifts That Last a Lifetime

Posted on: January 4, 2011 - 4 Comments

The lingering aroma of hot cider, eggnog, and evergreen, sparkling lights that brightened each night, and my great hope for a wonderful new year, stir me to share a list of “gifts” that can enhance the quality of every dog’s life. Your thoughtful choices make a big difference-- from adoption to the twilight days. 1. Read More

Positive method dog training – why to use it and how it works

Posted on: September 8, 2010 - 2 Comments

If you adopted a pound-puppy or an all-grown-up dog, brought a puppy home from the breeder, or have a family dog you'd like to get on the training bandwagon, be sure to consider positive method dog training. It's not only dog-friendly, but also the most effective method for training behaviors that last a lifetime, if Read More

The Mystery of the Yellow Pillow Case

Posted on: March 1, 2010 - 3 Comments

"CHESTER," THE CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER in my office must have weighed 100 pounds, with a head the size of an oven. He'd been brought in for "Dominance  Aggression," according to his owner. It seems he'd been growling at the family, along with leaping up on the bed whenever he heard the word "NO!", and lifting Read More