Preventing Inner-Pack Aggression: Part II

As we discussed in the last article, it is imperative you establish leadership within your pack. Controlling all good things in their environment is a great way to accomplish this without being confrontational. Here are a few simple rules to begin living by to create the leadership role: 1. Feed on a schedule using separate […]


Preventing Inner-Pack Aggression: Part I

I work with many families whose dogs fight with one another. It’s not unnatural for dogs to have disagreements, however, there is a point when the disagreements can cause serious issues. Disagreements that turn into full blown fights can cause injury for both dogs, and can also cause tension in the human and dog pack. The […]

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Positive Training Vs. Aversive Training

When I began training dogs twenty years ago, I admittedly used aversive techniques.  Not only was that the norm at the time, but it also produced seemingly quick results.  I quickly realized, however, that training this way was not enjoyable for me or the dogs, and that dogs were to be more than robots.  Dogs […]