Category Archives: General Information

The Layered Stress Model

Every dog has a threshold at which it fails to perform. There is always a breaking point. That can mean that distractions become too intense for a dog to still follow obedience commands. It can be that a fearful dog is getting too stressed and shuts down or blows up.

How to Train a Dog

Apparently there is no limit to the number of different training methods trainers advocate. Common names are clicker training, treat-based training, positive-only training, rewards training, force training, etc. What should a dog owner choose? What is the right way? It can be confusing. Unfortunately, many dog trainers and dog trainer schools contribute to this confusion,,,

The Dog – A Brief History

The earliest known domesticated dog was found at a German burial site dated 14,000 B.C. Dogs were thought to have worked cooperatively with humans to locate and announce the position of prey wounded by hunters. A recent study in the journal Science, however, which looked at mitochondrial DNA from dogs, wolves, coyotes, and jackals—concluded that wolves and dogs may have genetically diverged much earlier...

Dog Trainer Certifications and Licensing

Dog trainer certifications and licenses are unburdened by any kind of national or state standards. It's literally the Wild West.

But, it's a good idea to choose professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled for any service you need. This is no different with dog trainers. With professionals such...


Dog Collars – The Different Styles and Their Purpose

Dog owners are confronted with a wide variety of dog collars today. You can find thousands of different designs of regular dog collars alone. In addition, there is a wide range of specialized training collars. This can make it really confusing as to what dog collar to choose.


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