April, 2013

Gear Guide: Ruff Wear Quick Draw Lead

By Drew: We use lots of different tools to help our clients meet their goals. Our clients always ask what sort of tools we recomend so I started the monthly gear guide to give suggestions on great dog products. People who see me cruising around with Ozzie off leash always ask how he got so good at […]

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  April 30, 2013   No comments

Is there a time for positive punishment?

Positive punishment is a concept used in B. F. Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning. The goal of punishment is to decrease the behavior that it follows. In the case of positive punishment, it involves presenting an unfavorable outcome or event following an undesirable behavior. The thing is, positive punishment can lead to very negative associations.  […]

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  April 23, 2013   No comments

Dogs open doors

I have always been under the opinion as someone who is regularly let in to people’s homes to meet their dogs that dog literally and figuratively open doors. In my career I have had the pleasure of working with people from all walks of life. Dogs have an intense and lasting connection with people that strikes to the very core of us. While working in […]

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  April 20, 2013   No comments

Does your dog’s leash training need untangling?

Free webinar with Eric, hop on the computer before you go for your walk with your dog. You’re invited to join Resident Expert & Certified Dog Trainer Eric Gillaspy in a free, live online help session tomorrow, Thursday April 11th. Do you have problems with your dog’s leash aggression? Don’t have a trainer to ask […]

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  April 10, 2013   No comments

Four on the Floor: Teaching Dogs Not To Jump

All dogs are born with instinctual behaviors that help them be successful in the natural world. They learn slowly what tools nature supplied them to get what they need in life. At Good Dog Training, we say D.D.W.W: Dogs Do What Works, meaning essentially if a behavior is rewarding (or it works to achieve a […]

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  April 10, 2013   No comments

Dog is man’s best friend… are you his?

The old additive, of dog being man’s best friend comes from the endless love and companionship we feel when we are with our dogs. So the question begs a follow up, are you your dog’s best friend? Owners have been told to socialize their dogs early and often for years. So much socializing has led […]

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  April 2, 2013   No comments