The Language of Fear

Here is an interesting article that addresses the “third F” in fear. It draws parallels between human and canine fear to help us empathize with (and help) our dogs. Definitely worth a look. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/4226?source=mnl_01_1013

Dog Trainer Tidbits

Tidbits from the Help Desk I speak with dog owners and advise them about their pets nearly every day.  Sometimes I think to myself, “Maybe this advice could help other people, too.”  Details of the people and dogs involved have been changed to protect client privacy.  The situations are real. Snack Attack Joe sounded frustrated on the phone.  “My puppy …

Retractable Leashes: “Danger, Will Robinson!”

This photo from the flexi leash website illustrates just one of the reasons I hate retractable leashes. First, note how the dog in the photo is so far ahead of his person, it’s as if they aren’t even together. Second, take a look at the woman: it appears she has the brake on or the lead is fully extended and the dog is …