I've assessed hundreds of dogs up to this point in my career as a dog trainer. The biggest constant I see as the underlying cause of the behaviour problems presented to me is quite simple, the dog's needs are not being met. Most of the dogs I've met are being cared for from a health and wellness standpoint, although a lot of people are feeding very poor quality food to their dogs but that is another topic for another time. What I'm referring to is proper physical and mental exercise and … [Read more...] about Meeting Your Dog’s Needs, Unleashed Potential Halifax.
Duke Ferguson Conditioning The E - Collar with Fun and Food There are many ways to use an E - Collar. Before you can begin effective training with an E- Collar you should first condition the dog to understand it. If you skip conditioning a dog to understand the E - Collar sensation then you run the risk of creating confusion and unnecessary stress. This is a user issue not a tool issue. Not all E - Collars will let you work in a fun and motivating way so I do not suggest just going … [Read more...] about Duke Ferguson Conditioning The E – Collar to a Pit Bull
I Am Just a Dog Trainer I often get asked what type of dog trainer I am. What style of dog training do I use. What are my methods. Am I a positive only trainer, force free trainer, compulsion based trainer, escape and avoidance based trainer, old school trainer, balanced trainer, etc. The truth is, I’m not any one of those. I have a very open mind when it comes to dog training and nothing is really off the table for me to consider. I never completely dismiss something unless I’ve come to … [Read more...] about I Am Just A Dog Trainer
There are many different ways to accomplish things in training. There are many different ways to teach a dog basic commands, communicate with them, reward them, correct them, etc. Every dog is different so there isn't a one size fits all approach to dog training. While most dog trainers become systematic in the way they approach things, the good ones know that not everything works for every dog and sometimes you have to get creative. The creative part is what drives me in my training. Most of … [Read more...] about Lazy Dog Trainer II, The EAZY Way To Stop A Dog From Attacking The Vacuum
I was on CTV Morning Live today discussing dog obedience and dog socialization. Guy Lapierre Unleashed Potential dog training Halifax You can see the segment here: Click the picture for the video to play There are two points I want to expand on: Quality obedience is often over looked or people have a good enough attitude - especially if their dog is not a problem dog. Unfortunately, that will spell trouble at some time in the future. There are times in our society where a dog needs to … [Read more...] about “As seen on TV” Dog Obedience and Socialization UPK9 Halifax