Defining Boundaries – DC Dog Trainer Blog

Defining Boundaries – DC Dog Trainer Blog What is it about our dogs? Is it the loving greeting you always get (even if you just walked out the door two minutes earlier)?  Is it the floppy, soft ears or tails?  What is it that prompts us (Americans) to spend more than $58 billion a year … Continued

The Effects of Anxiety – Dog Training DC

The Effects of Anxiety – Dog Training DC Anxiety can affect dogs in different ways. Some become aggressive, some hide, some whine, some find it harder to house train, and they all want to feel happier and more confident. Many owners don’t realize that dog training can solve this problem. Anxiety is not a behavior … Continued

Fear Aggression Case Study – Washington DC Dog Trainer

Fear Aggression Case Study – Washington DC Dog Trainer Sometimes, canine anxiety can result in canine aggression. If a dog is frightened, he/she may lash out. Other times, anxiety may result in a timid dog that is afraid of his/her own shadow. Neither is an ideal situation. My latest anxiety case was a young dog … Continued

Idgie the Fear Aggressive Pit Bull – DC Dog Training

Idgie the Fear Aggressive Pit Bull – DC Dog Training Canine aggression can cause a lot of embarrassment for the owner, as well as possible physical and monetary damage. I recently worked with a woman whose pit bull terrier, Idgie, was exhibiting such erratic behavior, she was asked not to bring the dog back to … Continued

Bam & Nina: Resource Guarding Case Study – DC Dog Trainer

Bam & Nina: Resource Guarding Case Study – DC Dog Trainer As with children, canine siblings can come with their fair share of problems—bickering and possessiveness among them. In dogs, since they can’t very well say “Get away! It’s mine!” this manifests itself as nipping and resource guarding. If allowed to continue, the behavior can … Continued

“It’s All Good”: A Dog’s View of the World

“It is better to beg forgiveness, than ask permission.” – Grace Murray Hopper A colleague of mine, who is a dog trainer in Oakland, CA, and I were talking about how dogs, if they could reason, would likely be big proponents of the above quote, because this is very similar to their view of the … Continued

Say Cheese!

Provo, short for Provolone is a two year old Pit Bull mix who was rescued along with his whole litter by a local dog rescue group. (He and his littermates were all given cheese names like Brie, Gorgonzola, etc, which is why he ended up with the name Provo.) He was adopted by a nice … Continued