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[29 Jun 2011 | 7 Comments]
Who is a Positive Dog Trainer? Not Me!

I’m NOT a “Positive Reinforcement” Trainer (and neither are you).
I’m fed up with being called a ‘positive’ or a ‘positive only’ dog trainer. It is usually in the form of an insult as in, “Them positive dog trainers with their clickers and their treats don’t understand what it is like to train a really dominant dog”. It is often used by the proponents of the ‘dominance’ theory of dog training who like to alpha roll and lead jerk to supposedly ‘show the dog who is boss’.
The term is also used …

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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comments]
Canine Aggression – Frequently Asked Questions

Pet owners can become confused about the reasons their dogs become aggressive and what to do about it. Promoting public understanding is the important first step in reducing the number of dog bites and the number of dogs that are eventually put to sleep because of aggressive behaviour. This is a one stop resource for anyone who seeks that advice.

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[25 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments]
Why won’t dominance die?

When a dog jumps up, it isn’t being “dominant”, just saying “hello” or asking for some attention. Through training, like Joshua is showing with Bonnie here, you can train a more acceptable alternative.

Behaviour, News, Training »

[18 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Dog Secrets – Out Now

There is no mystical “secret” to training dogs, as professed by some dog trainers. Dog training and owning can be perfected through simple yet effective methods that are well known to science. Illustrated by real life examples of how they have helped others, Dog Secrets explains how understanding these methods can make you a better dog trainer and have a more rewarding relationship with your dog.

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[13 Feb 2010 | One Comment]
Dangerous Dogs Act – Is it working?

David joins a panel of invited guests to discuss the Dangerous Dogs Act. If it is working, as the government claims, then why is the number of reported dog bites still rising?

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[12 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments]
Why do dogs bark?

Why do dogs bark when their ancestors don’t – a great explanation of how barking evolved and what it is used for.

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[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
Dogs and Fireworks

Once again it is the time of year when many pets suffer from the effects of firework phobias. Phobias can be complex and it is important to tailor behaviour modification to each individual’s circumstances, but there are some changes owners can make that will benefit most noise sensitive dogs.

Behaviour, Information, News, Training »

[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
How to control predatory chasing in dogs

My article on stopping dogs from chasing has always been one of my most popular, and the subject matter is one close to my own heart and experience, and I’m delighted to announce that I have published a book on the subject.

Blogs on Dogs, Training »

[4 Oct 2009 | 109 Comments]
Why won’t my dog come back?

There is only one reason why anyone’s dog won’t come back when called. It’s because you’re boring…

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[4 Oct 2009 | One Comment]

Dogs learn the right way to behave by experience. What they are rewarded for, they do again. But you can’t tell them, “This sausage is for not jumping up at me when I came in just now”.