December, 2011

“Oh No.”

“No.”  There, I said it.  Dog trainers have misused this word since the beginning of training. First, it was used as a “pre-punishment” cue.  Dogs would then do the behavior previously asked as an appeasement behavior.  Remember all those times we’ve read and heard to always say “no” in a stern, authoritative voice.  Seems like […]

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  December 11, 2011   No comments

Mind your manners

My definition of a “well socialized dog” is different from most owners. To most people well socialized brings images of a dog who plays and loves every dog he see’s. I think a well socialized dog is a dog with manners who can be around dogs and be well behaved. It’s great when dogs enjoy […]

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  December 4, 2011   No comments