The ‘Touch’ Cue: Its Many Uses and How to Train It
We'll explain why nose targeting is so useful as a foundation for targeting behavior, and we’ll walk you through how to teach your dog to nose target.
I Saved a Dog’s Life Today!
If you have a sudden change in behavior from your dog, please call the vet immediately for a thorough checkup.
Ask a Trainer: Dog Digging Holes in Flower Beds
This article provides suggestions on how to address a dog digging holes in the garden.
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The underlying philosophy of so-called dominance theory in its application to pet dogs is, at best, outdated, at worst, impacts negatively the entire approach educated pet professionals should be taking.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.