'Dog Training Articles'

Why did my dog just start acting up?

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

Remember when you just got your dog or puppy? You kind of had them on “double secret probation”at first, they were crated more, watched closer, maybe kept on leash in.. read more

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Play isn’t always just play (or Tod Ruins Everything)

Posted on May 18th, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

People have some weird ideas about play for dogs. They assume that dogs that won’t play aren’t happy or fulfilled, and dogs that frantically play all the time must be.. read more

Connected to disconnection (or why does my dog ignore me?)

Posted on March 16th, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

The most common thing I see with humans and dogs connected by a leash is the dog ignoring the human and the human trying to not be ignored by the.. read more


Make your dog training better regardless of your techniques.

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

Three things I always try to do to make my training better. They can be hard but committing to do these things before you start will turn into a better.. read more


Transplant Shock! (or why my tree croaked)

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

This one is largely for people who add an adult dog to their household, but it does have some puppy applications. Most homeowners are familiar with transplant shock, if we.. read more



Posted on January 4th, 2017 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

I’m already getting lots of calls from families that got a new puppy over the holidays. A LOT of calls. They want help, they already are stressed, and they can’t.. read more


Status Disparity – (or why the CEO and the Janitor get along)

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

A lot of other trainers have identified and feel that status disparity is an important concept, I agree with them. Here’s my spin on it. A lot of the problems.. read more


Transplant Shock (or why my new dog likes my family but nobody else)

Posted on August 10th, 2016 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

A very common thing I see when working with clients is a dog that was obtained as an adult, and likes the existing animals/people in the house, but does not.. read more

Dog behaviorist Dallas

Dog Behaviorist or Dog Trainer?

Posted on July 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

We dog trainers are in a unique position here in Dallas/Fort Worth and throughout Texas and the United States. We are basically an unregulated industry, anyone can buy business cards.. read more


How to be a popular with dogs

Posted on June 29th, 2016 · Posted in Dog Training Articles

Sometimes I have people tell me (within a short span of time) that their dog likes me more than it likes them. I don’t know if “likes” is the right.. read more