Invisible Fences: Do or Don’t? – Dr. Jen’s Dog Blog


Today, I want to discuss a topic that I (and every other dog trainer I know!) get lots of questions about. Are “Invisible Fence”-type containment systems a good idea, generally speaking?  Or, would…

Source: Invisible Fences: Do or Don’t? – Dr. Jen’s Dog Blog

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Seven Reasons to Use Reward-Based Dog Training


Using rewards is the best way to train a dog. Here’s what reward-based training means, and 7 reasons to give it a try.

Source: Seven Reasons to Use Reward-Based Dog Training

How to Calm Your Dog by Playing Tug | Karen Pryor Clicker Training


Source: How to Calm Your Dog by Playing Tug | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

The 5 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes – Whole Dog Journal


The top five dog training mistakes committed when using positive techniques and positive dog training methods.

Source: The 5 Most Common Dog Training Mistakes – Whole Dog Journal

Sit Does Not Mean Sit: Giving Puppies a Voice with Mand Behaviors | The IAABC Journal


Manding is a concept that helps puppies express their needs in a way that fits their neurological development and doesn’t lead to undesirable behaviors later in life.

Source: Sit Does Not Mean Sit: Giving Puppies a Voice with Mand Behaviors | The IAABC Journal

Calm Dog Training


When we use food to help our dogs learn it’s Not about bribery, Although bait and lure can get them started. The Real Help comes from Changing Brain Chemistry. We want to Calm the dog. Food is the easiest way is to Raise Serotonin. Food is comfort 🙂 On the other hand Corrections Raise Cortisol which increases stress and stress causes a host of issues. Once the dog’s Normal Becomes Calm, life is better for everyone 🙂