Guest Post Archive
About a month ago I received an email from one of my readers that said I just wanted to thank you for this site. I am crossing over. I am blind and am on my third guide dog. I received my first two from a program. They were lovely
Foreword: Recently, I learned about a gun dog trainer in Colorado who trains dogs without shock collars. I could not wait to get a hold of him and have him write a post about off leash control. I hope that you enjoy his perspective and I hope to share more
I am honored to publish a guest post by Shade Whitesel (Shade’s Dog Training), a nationally recognized Schutzhund trainer. She has been working in Schutzhund/IPO for 15 years. Shade has achieved 100 points (a perfect score) in Schutzhund Tracking with two dogs. Her current competition dog is Reiki vom Aegis, who in his
This is Jason Currie’s story about how he crossed over to positive reinforcement methods. Visit Jason’s website here: http://k9solutions.webeden.co.uk/ I’d like to tell people about my journey from the stone age training methods to modern science based training, a term often used for this is “crossover trainer”. Some see us
By Sarah Fulcher, Cert. CBST Barks and Recreation Pet Services _________________________________ In the dog training community we have a saying: “I’ve crossed over”. This refers to the big philosophy switch from relying heavily on dominance theory and corrections in animal training to utilizing positive reinforcement and scientifically founded behaviour
Mallory Robinson is a good friend of mine who has experience and success in hunting dog training. Naturally, when someone came to me asking what positive techniques can work to train hunting dogs, I said I would as her! Here is the question and Mallory’s answer: Question: Someone contacted
Alpha vs. Dominance vs. Training Relationship I was recently asked by a fellow dog trainer if I’ve ever used positive reinforcement training methods on any animals other than dogs. She was thrilled when I responded that yes, I’ve trained horses this way as well. Everyone loves horses. Including Ines.