Why my dog is wearing a muzzle

By Amber Quann, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA Owner, Summit Dog Training Do you use a muzzle with your dog to make sure that your dog is safe & comfortable while going out in public places? While this isn’t something that every dog needs, for some dogs that are working through various challenges (including reactivity to any type of trigger, the inclination to eat anything and everything from … Continue reading Why my dog is wearing a muzzle

Put Positive Training Methods Hand-in-Hand with Heart and Mind

By Pat Blocker, CPDT-KA Owner, Peaceful Paws A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. –Horace Mann Instead of teaching the dog, let’s allow him to learn. There is a subtle but important difference between this concept and that of compulsory, dominance-based obedience training. The best we can do for dogs is … Continue reading Put Positive Training Methods Hand-in-Hand with Heart and Mind

The power of connection in successful dog training

By Laura McGaughey, CPDT-KA Delightful Doggies There are lots of components that go into successful training: your timing, the delivery of the reward, having the right motivation for the dog, managing your environment for success, and many more. Each of these in and of itself is worthy of a blog post, but today I’m going to talk about one of the cornerstones and how I … Continue reading The power of connection in successful dog training