Monthly Archives: December 2011

This Is No Time For Corrections

While I find no need for positive punishment in my training bag, I’m willing to accept that many people do. That’s fine. However, I disagree about using corrections with a reactive dog. In fact, I think that is one instance … Continue reading

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When I first got Risa, I wasn’t into the whole “clicker deal.” I believed in using positive punishment as a way to proof behaviors a dog already knew. I trained new behaviors with treats. Once Risa knew it, I introduced … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

What a pleasant surprise for me this morning! I found out that Belle, writer over at Just Between Us, has awarded me with the Liebster Award. Liebster is German for “Dearest” and this award spotlights some lesser-known blogs. I must … Continue reading

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Tipping the Scales

Life is unpredictable. Even when you’re training, life interrupts you. It can spoil the perfect set up. It can destroy months of rehabilitation training. How can we help ourselves and our dogs learn to cope with life?? With Risa’s history … Continue reading

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