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The longer the time the longer the time!

Posted on April 30th, by sean in Training Tips. No Comments

Like us, the longer dogs have been practicing a behavior the deeper the habit becomes ingrained. The deeper it’s ingrained the longer it often takes to overcome.

This isn’t about supporting the old saw about “Can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, but is just a reminder of how much easier it is to reroute a behavior while it’s still relatively new. (Hint: Fix it as soon as it appears!!!) Of course we can retrain even oldĀ dogs that have been practicing negative behaviors for years (we do it all the time), but if you get to a problem in its infancy, it’ll be easier (for you and your dog!) and typically much more quickly resolved.

So this tip is here to remind you that if you go after an issue early, it’ll be easier and quicker for all involved, and if you … Read More »


The Good Dog’s Q and A Saturday Episode #28 (Answers for 4/18/15)

Posted on April 26th, by sean in Videos. No Comments

Hey gang, welcome to episode #28 of Q and A Saturday! Hard to believe we’re 28 episodes in already!! And



Sometimes you need a no and sometimes you need a NO!

Posted on April 24th, by sean in Training Tips. No Comments

Be sure when addressing your dog’s behavior issues that you remember that there are moments that need smaller corrections and moments that need bigger ones. This is dictated by how big of a problem or risk the behabior is, how often it occurs, and what the intention is of the dog.

For example, you’re calling your dog to you on an off-leash romp, and as he’s recalling he looks away, gets distracted, and pauses for a moment. In this case, likely a small reminder will suffice. But if your dog consistently does this sniffing behavior every time you recall him in an effort to avoid having to listen, he needs something a little more inspiring. (He’s being a brat and making a decision to be disobedient.) AND if your dog blows off your command to run towards another dog or squirrel, … Read More »


The Good Dog’s E-Collar Foundation DVD sneak preview!!

Posted on April 22nd, by sean in Videos. No Comments

Hey gang, it’s been a long time coming! After the fantastic success of our initial prong collar foundation DVD we’ve



Dogs are weird.

Posted on April 21st, by sean in Training Tips. No Comments

Haha, here’s an interesting little post for you all. Dogs are weird. Sometimes they do stuff that will simply leave you scratching your head. No matter how deeply you try to analyze the regional behind their behavior, sometimes you’ll just never know.

We work with oodles of dogs, and we have a pretty darn good handle on why they do what they do. But every once in a while a dog will do something totally out of character, totally weird, totally something you’ve never seen them do before. And our normal human curiosity wants to be able to understand and categorize, and file things away in their appropriate boxes, but sometimes it just ain’t gonna happen.

Sometimes it’s just weird dog stuff.

A dog might growl at something that it’s never growled at before, and might never do it again. Weird. A dog … Read More »


The Good Dog’s Q and A Saturday! Episode #27 (Answers for 4/11/15)

Posted on April 19th, by sean in Videos. No Comments

Hey gang, we had a little tech hold up, so we’re a day late with posting, but I assure you



The Good Dog’s Q and A Saturday! Episode #27 (Answers for 4/11/15)

Posted on April 19th, by sean in Videos. No Comments

Hey gang, we had a little tech hold up, so we’re a day late with posting, but I assure you



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Posted on April 17th, by sean in Videos. No Comments


Go for the whole dog!

Posted on April 16th, by sean in Training Tips. No Comments

So many times we get asked questions from folks with dogs issues. Stuff like: my dog barks incessantly, is reactive on walks, is growling at guests, counter surfs, is jumping on people and on and on. Typically dog owner’s minds go to the obvious issue that is most annoying and problematic.

But here’s the problem with that: What you’re seeing are the symptoms of a bigger issue. The reactivity isn’t just reactivity. The growling at guestsisn’t just growling at guests. They’re symptoms.

These symptoms come from stress, nervousness, and anxiety that arise from a lack of leadership, structure, rules, and accountability. The stressed, nervous, anxious dog is the dog who is going to freak out on leash, growl at people, guard his stuff etc.

This is why if you listen to our Q and A Saturday you’ll often hear us recommending foundation work … Read More »


The Good Dog’s Q and A Saturday Episode #26 (Answers for 4/4/15)

Posted on April 11th, by sean in Videos. No Comments

Hey gang, you know what day it is…it’s Q and A Saturday!! In this episode we talk about dealing with