January 23, 2011
January 23, 2011 Joyce Kesling, CDBC, Professional Dog Trainer I had to share this with many of you, I know many will more than appreciate what he says. I feel exactly the same way, but he says it so elegantly. I have referred to these types of individuals as "predators" taking advantage of others, who either lack understanding or as he suggests the needs of the individual, not the pet. The client who wants instant, off-leash control of a potentially dangerous dog doesn’t only want to have his cake and eat it, too. He is violating the laws of most communities and adding fuel to the forces who want to outlaw dog ownership in many cities. His viewpoint is not only dangerous to himself and others, (including the dog), but is awash in irresponsibility.
June 3, 2009
"Play facilitates “portals of affection and trust” and “humane dog training is playing with a purpose”
February 15, 2009
Why was I so successful? I was consistent providing clear rules and consequences for her behavior. I concentrated on rewarding what she was doing right while ignoring or managing undesirable behavior until my strategies and/or replacement behavior paid off. If something wasn’t working, I changed/adapted according to the situation/context.