May 2018

How To Correct Puppy Biting Using Positive Reinforcement Approved “Pet Corrector”

By | 2018-05-27T22:42:22+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Behavior, How To, Puppy, Training, Training Tools|

One of the most common issues I come across when working with puppies aside from Potty Training is puppy biting. Puppy biting is normal and is not to be confused with human aggression. It is very rare for a puppy to be what I consider “legitimately” aggressive. Unfortunately, many new dog owners are

Aggression in Dogs: An In-depth Training Example

By | 2018-07-16T17:38:03+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Case Study, Dogs, Training|

Meet Milo, a very aggressive Pug mix that lives in a building where everyone knows to stay away from him. Milo demonstrates that aggression in dogs is not based solely on a dog's breed. And, although many would think this is a dog that comes from an abusive background, I didn't think that

Potty Training a Puppy in 5 Simple Steps

By | 2018-06-26T19:02:27+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Dogs, How To, Puppy, Training|

Potty training a puppy takes time, patience, consistency, clean-up sprays and a lot of paper towels. There are many approaches to potty training, and throughout my years of working with countless families who have brought puppies into their homes, I've taken the best of the best cases, as well as personal experiences, to create a

April 2018

The Secret Ingredient To Dog Rehabilitation Is…

By | 2018-04-21T15:33:52+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Behavior, Dogs, Training, Training Tools|

You. Plain and simple. There are many methods and tools that we can use to train and rehabilitate our dogs. But at the end of the day, it’s all about you and the relationship you and your dog have. And quite frankly, it’s the hardest part to address when working with my behavior cases that

5 Basic Dog Commands Every Dog Owner Should Teach And Use

By | 2018-06-20T18:35:04+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Chicago, Dogs, FAQ, Obedience, Training|

What your dog needs to know how to do depends on your and your dog’s lifestyle. Not every dog needs to know every command there is, but there are a few basic dog commands that every dog needs to know because they are applicable to your dog and you. For example - in my opinion -

March 2018

What to Do if You Own a Reactive Dog

By | 2018-06-14T21:10:40+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Aggression, Behavior, Dogs, Q&A, Training|

  You’re walking out of your apartment and you approach the elevator. You press the button and you feel the anxiety start to build up as you hold your dog’s leash tightly, subconsciously pulling up, anticipating an explosion. The elevator bell rings; the doors open, and - like clockwork - your dog begins lunging,