Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dogs Don’t Bite Out of the Blue

“It can be devastating to live with a dog that bites, especially if those bites seem unpredictable or random,” writes Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, DACVB in her latest blog article, Dogs Don’t Bite Out of the Blue. “It’s important to note, though, that … Read more

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The Importance of “How” to Teach Your Dog

Learning and emotional processing for dogs and humans is actually very similar – and learning can be a total body experience for many dogs, with many factors influencing the way a dog responds to direction, just as it does for … Read more

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It Makes No Sense to Punish a Fearful Dog

While the strategies or practice of using punishment in animal training are contentious, behaviorists agree that in many situations punishment can unequivocally make problem behaviors worse. Particularly in fearful or anxious dogs, the distinction between an animal’s actions being voluntary versus involuntary is … Read more

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