Tag Archives: dog trainers

Can your “protection dog” protect you from a dog bite lawsuit?

In 2007, my husband and I moved back to the Los Angeles area and into a tiny duplex on the border of Inglewood and Westchester, a stone’s throw from LAX airport. A 6-foot fence was all that separated our back … Continue reading

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Want a positive relationship with your dog? Then look to the “negative space” for training help.

The following is a repost of an article I wrote a little over a year ago titled “Learning to move in the negative space.”  After spending some time observing my fellow dog owners in a recent training workshop, I thought … Continue reading

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Patricia McConnell eBooks: Concise, user-friendly guides to some of the most common behavioral questions and problems now available as eBooks

If you’ve ever read The Other End of the Leash, then you probably love Patricia McConnell every bit as much as I do.  And today I was thrilled to see that her fabulous behavioral series co-authored with Karen London is … Continue reading

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10 Things I Love About My Dog Trainer

She believes that good dog ownership (and good dog training practice) begins with a genuine willingness to listen and to learn She likes to have fun with her dogs, not dominate them or use them to prop up her own … Continue reading

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Learning to move in the “negative space”

Every discipline includes a number of fundamental concepts that help guide both novice learning and expert practice in the field.  Mathematics teachers know that students must understand the properties of real numbers before algebraic thinking is possible, and history teachers … Continue reading

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