Dog Training Articles

Whether you realize it or not, every action you make around your dog is either reinforcing or punishing specific behavior. Obviously, we all want our dogs to exhibit desirable behaviors, so it’s best to understand what works and what does not when it comes to...

I recently had the opportunity to interview Karen at the Helping Paws Therapy Dog Program. She told me about the important work that they do and what it takes to become a therapy dog. What is Helping Paws? Helping Paws is a nonprofit team group that coordinates...

Dogs certainly are human's best friend. They serve as companions, fellow laborers, and even as protectors. For those with disabilities, a dog can give them a measure of independence that they wouldn't otherwise have. Demand for a fully trained service dog is high, and the waiting...

Training MarkersPinpointing Perfection Without speech and our understanding of the spoken word, our lives as social animals would be very, very different. Inflection, the slight nuances in our verbal communication, convey almost as much information as the words alone. This sensitivity to our tone can be both...