Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

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Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author … Read More

BIG CAT RESCUE – Keeper Tour!

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I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought it would be of interest! >> Note: From YouTube >> https://youtube.com/watch?v=jaM6oEcFzPM%3Ff%3Dvideos%26app%3Dyoutube_gdata We offer a variety of different tours at Big Cat Rescue, from regular … Read More

BIG CAT RESCUE – Keeper Tour!

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I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought it would be of interest! >> Note: From YouTube >> www.youtube.com/v/jaM6oEcFzPM?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata We offer a variety of different tours at Big Cat Rescue, from regular guided tours of the sanctuary to feeding tours where you get to watch the big cats chomping down on […]

When You Shouldn't Train Your Dog

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I frequently write about the importance of daily training sessions for all dogs. Pet dogs are happier, healthier and more obedient if training is reinforced daily. Sessions don’t need to be lengthy or intensive every day. … Read More

What to Do When a Training Session Gets Frustrating

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We’ve all been there: In the midst of a training session, things go downhill. Your dog looks at you like you’ve grown a second head, even when you give a cue he should know backwards, forwards, … Read More

Keeping Dogs Out of Cat Litterboxes

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Snacking out of the catbox is perhaps the most disgusting habit a dog can have, in my opinion– and that’s a pretty competitive category. Unfortunately, at least a substantial minority, and probably a vast majority of … Read More

Why, For Children and Dogs, a Time-Out is a Better Tool Than Physical Correction

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It’s easy to smack a child or animal when  they make you angry, or to yank a choke chain, but what results does physical punishment really yield? For many dog owners and parents alike, the only definite … Read More

The Dominance Myth

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It’s easy to explain most of the behaviors displayed by a dog as related to dominance. But is it correct? Sometimes, yes, but sometimes this over-simplified characterization of behavior does more for the human than the … Read More

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