Tonight I almost lost my heart dog, the dog that changed everything for me. Kai. I want to share it with you because it's all I can think about right now and because nothing has shaken me more in my years of having pets. … Read On ›
The other day I saw a great link shared on Facebook for a blog post about reactive dogs, at Bull in the City. Almost nine years ago when I brought home Kai, my border collie that was reactive to people, resources like this were practically non-existent. … Read On ›
It's been awhile since I wrote and also been awhile since I stopped clicking and feeding Kai for his gnarly naughty face. Here are some reflections. Things started to feel really uncomfortable for me because I saw some mounting stress in my dog. He … Read On ›
Training is exhausting. Yesterday Kai was on a mission to make me question the sanity of this. Trying to eat, get work done, have a conversation... well, these are all quite hard with a clicker in one hand and a growling dog getting an almost … Read On ›
One of the most common questions I get from clients is their concern that if they feed their dog when the dog is showing an unwanted behavior, they are rewarding that behavior. So, if the dog is barking at another dog, for example. and they get … Read On ›
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