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Why Board and Train May Not Actually Be The Best Option For Your Dog

I once worked with a client whose dog was displaying aggressive behavior associated with fear. I worked with the client and the dog to start changing his behavior and to build his confidence. Prior to me working with him, the dog had been trained in a board and train setting using a shock collar. He […]

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How We Contribute to Our Dogs’ Fear (and How We Can Help Reverse it)

Most of the behavioral issues I work with involve fearful dogs. A dog may exhibit many different behaviors when he is frightened. He may hide, whine, growl, snarl, snap or even lunge. The way humans respond to these behaviors ultimately shapes how dogs respond when they are afraid. Dog owners typically respond in one of two […]

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What We Actually Do When We Shame Our Dogs

Dog shaming seems to be the new entertainment for many web users. If you aren’t familiar with this term, it’s when dog owners post videos of their dogs being confronted after something in the house has been destroyed, (usually with a “did you do this?”) to show the dog understands he did something wrong. As […]