The Impact of Social Isolation

The Impact of Social Isolation

Current protocols available vary widely in suggested human interventions to prevent fights. I wonder, though, ...
The Right to Choose

The Right to Choose

So much of what we provide for the domesticated cat is not about their choice at all. In reality, our domesticated ...
A “Spoiled” Dog or  a Frustrated Dog?

A “Spoiled” Dog or a Frustrated Dog?

Respond to behavior, not the dog’s history. Imagine that you just found this dog in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot ...
Testament to Targeting

Testament to Targeting

Training is not a luxury, but a key component to good animal care,” states Ramirez (qtd. in Gordon, 2012). Working ...

Teaching Your Dog to Self-Interrupt

By Eileen Anderson Here is something I taught with positive reinforcement that enhances Clara’s life and ...

A Cry for Attention

By Lara Joseph Foraging is defined as searching for food. From my observations, however, much more is involved ...

The Problem with Shock

By Angelica Steinker It isn’t that shock collar training doesn’t work, because it does. The question is at what ...

PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Do Scientists Really Know What They’re Talking About?  

BARKS presents session details from PPG's 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona *Early bird discount ...

Personal Trainer or Dog Trainer? The Case for Day Training

By Veronica Boutelle of PPG corporate partner, dogbiz Frustration over unfinished cases and low client ...

Living and Working with Deaf Dogs

By Morag Heirs Our canine companions are remarkably adaptable and, based on current thinking, this ability has ...

Fetch More Dollars: Like Peas in a Pod

By John D. Visconti In a previous article (see Fetch More Dollars: Selling Is Helping, BARKS from the Guild, ...

“I Will Never Use the Shock Collar Again!”

By Eileen Anderson This is a story from a client of one of my professional trainer friends. Let’s call my friend ...