Portfolio Category: Interviews

Fundamentals of the Dog Training Process (Engagement & Markers)

Learn the foundational principles behind professional dog training. Understand why the core concepts of creating engagement and marker training are essential for training reliable behaviors. Just throwing food at dogs and hoping for the best produces mediocre behaviors at best.
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Understanding Dog Training

Gain some insights into how to approach dog training in general to get a reliable dog. Not all dogs are the same and one-size-fit-all approaches to dog training will fail about half of the time. Understanding what actually matters when training your dog helps you make better training choices.
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Housebreaking

Understand how to approach housebreaking your dog and why paying a dog trainer beyond one session for this particular task doesn't really make a lot of sense.
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Dog Training vs Behaviorism

Dog training is the art of teaching your dog new tricks and commands. These can be commands like 'sit', 'stay' or 'come' on the basic end of the scale or more complex skills like tracking, medical alert, search and rescue, protection sport and so on. Behaviorism is understanding how your dogs mind works to help resolve problem behaviors like house soiling, jumping up, aggression, and so on.
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Preventing Aggression in Dogs

Learn how dogs can become aggressive and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. The things we do and don't do with our dogs play a key role in shaping their behavior. Understanding some key principles of how your dog looks at the world and your family can spare you much trouble.
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