Why We Should Think Twice About How We Are Training Our (Service) Dogs
We should all take a hard look at the way we train dogs, especially service dogs, because they have jobs for most of their lives and have to perform certain duties daily.
Determining If Your Dog Understands SIT
Below you will find one method you can use to assess how well your dog understands a simple behavior like sit.
Is Your Cat Counter Surfing? The PPG Cat Committee Has an Answer!
Punishing counter surfing when you see it happen will not prevent your cat from jumping onto the counter when you are absent and can risk harming your relationship with him by creating a lack of trust and/or causing him to feel unsafe in your presence.
Dominance is Old Hat!
The underlying philosophy of so-called dominance theory in its application to pet dogs is, at best, outdated, at worst, impacts negatively the entire approach educated pet professionals should be taking.
A Relationship Built on a Lifetime of Kindness, Mutual Trust, and Joy
Pets are not humans. They have their own species-specific needs, interests, values, and ways of learning, often very different from ours. Therefore, if we want a friendship with a pet, we need to take the time to learn about them and patiently give them time to learn about us.