Category Archives: Philosophy

What is “least invasive” dog training?

There may be as many answers to this question as there are dog trainers. I have my own ideas, of course. I like to think I follow this logic: To use shock as an effective dog training method you will … Continue reading

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About Shock Collars

Here’s a link to an excellent, and well researched, article on why shock collars are a bad idea. Please read it whether you use them or not. http://eileenanddogs.com/shock-collar-info/ Related posts: Shock, choke, and prong collars Shock collar fallout Tools to … Continue reading

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Codes of Ethics and Policing Ourselves

Every so often another article comes out on the perils of dog training being unregulated. To trainers that means we are free to do pretty much what we want, within our own individual ethical code. It means much less to … Continue reading

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H O W do you train?

Here’s a very interesting article by Buzz Cecil. An excerpt: What you do have, if at all lucky, is an 8-10 week old pup who has only known his brothers and sisters and mom and maybe the breeder ― yep, … Continue reading

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Katy update 2_28

Yesterday (2/27), for the first time, I dropped Katy’s leash when she got to the screened patio. She initially ran away but then followed the other dogs inside. I’ve been waiting until she was in the kitchen. Last evening I … Continue reading

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Katy 2_26

Over the course of about 4 hours, I was able to get the martingale collar on Katy and adjust it. I think it needs to be tighter so I’ll keep working on it. Every time I adjust it, I give … Continue reading

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Katy – Youtube Videos

These are videos of Katy. She’s only recently started standing up when we’re around so I don’t have any better pictures of her yet. I’ll post them when I do. She’s Mary Kay on the Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue website. … Continue reading

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Katy – Training Blog

I contacted my training and behavior colleagues with the following information. We have a new foster dog & I need some help. She’s an adult, intact beagle. Picked up as a stray & spent about 2 weeks in a shelter. … Continue reading

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Dr. Dobias on Shock, Prong, and Choke Collars

“No one really knows when the use of collars started. Perhaps it was the way the cave people restrained their wild dogs from running away.  However, the first reference to dog collars comes from Ancient Egypt. The reason why I … Continue reading

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Behavior Toolkit

 Behavior Toolkit “Teaching new behaviors to learners in your care is not rocket science: It’s behavior science!  Anyone can be a successful teacher when they know how behavior works. Follow the steps and the flowchart below to improve your teaching … Continue reading

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