Category Archives: Behavior

Time To Walk the Dog!

Spring is here in the beautiful Boston Mountains, and if you are anything like me, you are ready to get out and enjoy it! There isn’t much better than a relaxing hike with your best friend, but for so many, … Continue reading

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Just QUIT!

By definition, positive reinforcement is rewarding a behavior to increase it’s frequency.  So how does a positive reinforcement trainer (R+) address unwanted behavior without resorting to punishment?  It’s easier than you think! The first thing you have to do is … Continue reading

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Wanted: Stupid Dogs

Yeah, Baby Z thinks it sounds crazy, too.  But is it really? Think about it.  Do you really want Lassie as a dog?  I would posit that many people do not – not really.  They do not want a dog … Continue reading

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Am I A Monster?

I want to make something crystal clear:  I do not hate anyone.  There are some methods I don’t like.  I don’t like seeing dogs in a pinch collar, a shock collar, or a choke collar. I believe these methods to … Continue reading

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YOU HAVE TO SNIFF BUTTS FIRST!

The biggest mistake I see people make when greeting a dog is to rush in and touch the dog before the dog has a moment to figure out who they are or what their intentions are. This can be extremely … Continue reading

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The Vet’s Office: Waiting Room or Dog Park?

The Vet‘s Office: Waiting Room or Dog Park?.

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