Dog Training: Its not opinion, its science

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA As a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I talk with many people about different methods used to train their dogs.  Being a trainer that works on scientifically supported methods of building confidence, creating replacement behaviors,...

Rescue Dogs from abroad

By Lyn Fleet There is increasingly a growing trend for people to adopt/rescue dogs from various countries abroad; Romania, Greece, Spain, France and others. Personally I’m not in favour of this because there are thousands of dogs in this country, languishing in rescue...

What is a balanced trainer?

By Lyn Fleet There is an increasing and worrying trend for people to promote themselves as a ‘balanced dog trainer’. A fairly innocuous phrase you might think, particularly when seeing the word balanced. Something that is balanced means of equal measure, not loaded...

The Importance of Cooperative Care in Dog Training

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA Nail trims Cooperative care has become a frequently used term in the positive reinforcement world of animal training. This is where an animal has a choice in his care and is an active participant. It is even used with animals in zoos....

Choosing a Doggy Daycare part 2

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA February 5, 2019   In addition to the six questions outlined in “Choosing a Doggy Daycare, Part 1”, there are four more that we would like you to consider. 1) How does the staff control the dogs? Staff should be trained to handle all...

Choosing a Doggy Daycare Part 1

By  Tori Ganino, CDBC, CPDT-KA, ABCDT January 29, 2019 Doggy daycares have been popping up all over the country at a surprising rate.  With the many different daycares that are in your area, how do you choose which is the best one?  Would it surprise you to learn that...