Are you reinforcing bad behaviours?

Did you know that you just might be (unintentionally) reinforcing the very behaviours that you are trying to stop? But wait, what does reinforcement really mean anyways? There are many terms used in the dog training world, and one of the most popular ones is...

What is remote collar training?

You may have heard the term low level remote collar training or ecollar training. Unfortunately many people still refer to these tools as shock collar training which couldn’t be further from the truth. Check out my quick video on what low level remote collar...

Are you prepared for an emergency?

In light of the recent hurricane and flooding in Texas, wildfires in BC and Manitoba, and Hurricane Irma headed towards Florida, we felt we should discuss how to be prepared for an emergency when you have pets. It is far too easy to think “Oh it will never...

Using Food for Training – How to do it right!

Often when people inquire about training with me, they think because I am a “balanced trainer” that I don’t use food. When in fact I do use food, I just use it differently than most trainers. Instead of using treats as a bribe, I use the dog’s...

Dogs and Babies

I often get inquiries from expecting parents on how to properly introduce their dog to the new baby once it arrives. In my opinion it is not as simple as just introducing the dog to the baby the right way…In fact there are quite a few things that I would suggest...