Incompatible Behavior…What?

Incompatible Behavior…What?

What is an Incompatible Behavior? The simple answer is a behavior that is taught, so the learner cannot do a less desired behavior. Let’s think of a few examples of when this might be true. This works in every day life just like it works in dog training, so we...
Bringing Home Puppy

Bringing Home Puppy

New puppies are so much fun, but they can be a ton of work!!! I brought home a puppy a little over two years ago and the months and weeks leading up to bringing my little bundle of joy home were full of excitement and planning! So much planning and prep was going on...
House Training Troubleshooting

House Training Troubleshooting

House training, or teaching your puppy where you would like him or her to eliminate, is one of the most important skills a puppy can learn. Learning this skill can have a huge impact on the puppy’s quality of life. If a puppy is unable to consistently eliminate...
The Myth of a Sniff

The Myth of a Sniff

We all grew up being told “hold out your hand, so the dog can sniff you.” I have always wondered where this practice came from, and I am sure there are a number of dogs that would prefer people to not do this. Dogs have an AMAZING sense of smell! They do...