Eat first and other ridiculous dog training myths

There are so many dog training myths perpetuated by old school techniques, bad trainers, or trainers that do not give their clients the benefit of the doubt and "dumb down" everything into simple sound bites.

There are some very popular dog trainers spouting these "sound bites" that get re-hashed into common dog training lexicon. The ones that suffer are the poor dogs.

 Here are some of the myths that get "whispered", shouted and repeated all over.
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michelle
Great piece but would have been better if you went more in depth and provided some sources to debunk the myth that dog owners need... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2012 19:02
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Dog Training 101 - Don't repeat cues and other dog training basics

Just some quick thoughts to make your life as a dog trainer much easier. After training thousands of dogs, it still amazes me how the little suggestions can make the biggest difference.
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To Sit or Not to Sit - Helping a dog with dog-dog aggression

I work with dog-dog aggression a lot. I get lots of practice in the congested city of Chicago, and I use techniques that work. As with any training topic, there are many competing strategies out there, but I urge you to think about the psychology of anxiety and aggression.

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Jeff Millman
I would love to hear more detailed info on how to chill dogs out / get engagement........with adult dogs that are worst case scena... Read More
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Jeff Millman
Hi Spicy. This is a more detailed answer than can be answered here. Look for other posts on dog aggression in this blog, consider ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:53
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Teach Emergency STOP!

On Friday I met a client for the first session and met his wonderful 1.5 year old Labrador Retriever named Riley. Our session ended after some fantastic leash work, placement cues and some work on Stay. As I was leaving, my client opened the door for me just as a delivery man was opening the door on the ground level. My client immediately saw the worst. The door was open, the gate was open and Riley ran through both.

We immediately raced after him and, thankfully, Riley did not make it to the very busy street one block away.

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