Posted on: July 26, 2016 - No Comments
The goal in any training protocol is to reduce stress so that the dog remains one hundred percent, no-holds-barred OK in his environment.
Posted on: February 1, 2016 - No Comments
As promised, I am going to talk about some of the things I did that helped curb her reactivity towards other dogs. These are things I did in addition to handling exercises designed to keep Charlotte’s attention on me AND the behavior modification to help her feel differently about dogs.
Posted on: January 5, 2016 - 6 Comments
I did not wear any clothes with my logo on it for the first month after moving to New York City, horrified that people would see this dog trainer with a “bad dog.”
Posted on: October 26, 2015 - 1 Comment
Whether it’s from trick or treaters, visiting relatives, or the other flurries of activity that come with the holiday season, a reactive dog is dealing with lots more stress during the holidays. Here are a few ways to promote relaxation and calm with your dog.
Posted on: August 12, 2015 - 23 Comments
This is Topher's story. I tell it now, even two years after it happened, to stress that while training takes time and patience, it’s worth it to help your dog have a better life.
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.