The magazine for force-free pet professionals

Cats in a Dog’s World

Cats communicate in a variety of ways. Those of us who are most familiar with canines can often have difficulty differentiating the signals that cats send in attempts to communicate their intent. While many of us prefer to work with dogs, it ...

Positive Is a Perception: Empathy to Understand the Perception of the Other

Two things happened to me recently that set me off thinking about positive reinforcement from the recipient’s perspective.  Firstly I read a very negative review of positive reinforcement training through a Facebook blog. The writer was ...

All I Want for Christmas…

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is an e-collar…that I can use without violating my professional ethics. Thanks to modern technology and micro circuitry dog owners and trainers alike enjoy a variety of devices for use in ...

Five Ways to Survive the Holidays with your Dog

'Tis the season of family, laughter, fun and joy.   Gift giving, good eating, and relaxing are

Just an Ordinary Dog!

My dog Jambo is a Trick Dog Champion. In fact, he was the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to be awarded the Title. Jambo is an adorable, loving pet dog. Jambo is not an exceptional dog. He isn’t particularly athletic. He isn’t unusually ...

Rio Goes to Tampa

I was so excited to attend the PPG Summit in Tampa, Florida last month. Tampa is just a bit more than a 2 hour drive for me. And for years I’ve wanted to take one of my dogs to a ...

A Laser Light and OCD

It's really strange how it all started. My clients have had the little Bichon Frise for just a few weeks - he came over from Ireland with an unknown past - and the young lady quite unwittingly bought him a laser light thinking that he would ...

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