Was It Just a Little Bite or More? Evaluating Bite Levels in Dogs – Dr. Sophia Yin


One way to find out how serious a bite may be is to acknowledge that different levels of bites exist. Bite levels range from minor to so severe they lead to death. Dr. Ian Dunbar first developed this bite levels system. I’m providing my modified description of these levels here.

Source: Was It Just a Little Bite or More? Evaluating Bite Levels in Dogs – Dr. Sophia Yin

Start Here – Care for Reactive Dogs


How To Use This Website The Care for Reactive dogs website describes a 3-phase plan, with each section building on the ones preceding. It is strongly recommended that, in order to achieve positive emotional and behavioral change, you follow the plan exactly. Start here and familiarize yourself with the terms and concepts below, then complete …

Source: Start Here – Care for Reactive Dogs

Understanding Dog Arousal Problems | PetHelpful


Are your dog’s arousal levels getting a bit too high? Are your dealing with dog arousal biting, or worse, do you see the first signs of arousal causing aggression. If so, you need to intervene fast!

Source: Understanding Dog Arousal Problems | PetHelpful

7 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Behavior in a Week – The Happy Puppy Site


Here are 7 great ways to improve your dog’s behavior in just a few days. Top tips to tackle door barging, unwanted noise and barking, and more.

Source: 7 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Behavior in a Week – The Happy Puppy Site

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

Resource guarding


I write this because just this morning i spoke to someone who was bitten by their dog, the dog will lose it’s home and is in danger of euthanasia. Imagine someone Repeatedly Taking Your Valuables! Then acting like you did something wrong! Would you fight back? PLEASE DO NOT PULL ITEMS OUT OF YOUR DOGS MOUTH! This Does NOT teach them drop or give. They Do Not understand Our “Attacks” on them. It frightens them and is a Common CAUSE of Resource Guarding. Also Do Not take their food bowl to “show them who’s boss” Do Not even Pull toys out of their mouth. These maneuvers only Teach your dog to hang on Tighter. LEARN How to Teach Let Go. Here’s a link for a good start about handling resource guarding. https://yourdogsfriend.org/help/resource-guarding-growling/