Tag Archives: training a fearful dog

Training Mindfully: Reframing our approach to fear in dogs

Posted on: September 6, 2016 - 2 Comments

When we train mindfully, we pay attention on purpose. We're aware of what’s happening during the session: mechanics, timing, location, the dog’s internal state.

“I Can’t. You’re Making Me Nervous”

Posted on: August 15, 2016 - No Comments

Have you noticed that there are times when your dog can't respond to a cue that is normally easy? It may be the environment is different or too distracting. Or, it may be you.

How To Change How A Dog Feels About Scary Stuff: Step Two

Posted on: May 26, 2015 - No Comments

Many dogs are constantly scared and startled by objects or events in their environment. Sometimes we have control over those things, often we don’t, but we can still help the dog learn to feel better, safer and more comfortable, around them.

5 Things I Want Anyone With A Fearful Dog To Know

Posted on: March 24, 2015 - 7 Comments

I see dogs that truly enjoy meeting new people and other dogs, and find myself wishing the same for my not-so-social dog. It's easy to get discouraged, but know that many people are experiencing the same things with their dogs as you are.