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
What is "The Art Of Attention" In Dog Training? Although we often show how much attention you can get from your dog in any distraction, the art of attention is way more than just having the dog look at you. See the video below to learn more information on what it is. https://youtu.be/8xKGusMao74 Got Dog Problems? Do you want help? No matter the size, sex, age or breed We Can Help! Would you like FREE dog training advice? OR to just learn more about Duke's philosophy on dog … [Read more...] about The Art Of Attention In Dog Training
Hey Ding Ding! Negative Reinforcement In Dog Training And The Real World I have seen trainers and some people bash negative reinforcement and even get in to emotional fights with people about it. When I ask them if they even know what it is they say, "Well...ummm... its inhumane treatment of dogs. This ignorance literally makes me want to throw up! It has to stop! People are being lied to about training and tools. For some strange reason, they believe that the only thing in dog training … [Read more...] about Hey Ding Ding! Negative Reinforcement In Dog Training And The Real World
“I don’t need my dogs to be robots.” This is something I’ve heard several times as a trainer and I’ve had to explain to prospective clients that what you see on the surface may not be what you think. You can’t judge a book by its cover - so to speak. As a trainer, I often post video of my dogs and show them doing obedience drills that would make people think the dog is robotic like in their movements. I understand that is not what a typical dog owner strives for. They just want a well … [Read more...] about Does Training Create a “Robot Dog”?
Introduction: The purpose of this blog series is not to judge, but to educate! I learned long ago that most reactive dog owners do not always appreciate a stranger in passing giving them reactive dog advice about their loved ones. More often than not, people tend to take it personally when you point out their dog's flaws, rather than as a gesture of good will. These days, I wait for people to come to me before I offer my thoughts and advice, but with the wonderful world of the anonymous web, … [Read more...] about Adventures in Reactive Dog Encounters Part 1