Covid-19 and Pets

Coronavirus and pets

Coronavirus And Pets (COVID-19 update) We are OPEN. In these stressful times, rest assured, as always, my number one concern is of the safety of the pets and families I work with. One of the many benefits of my non-volume approach to dog training, dog boarding, and optimal pet care is a reduction in the […]

What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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The Most Vital Piece Of Knowledge For Any Pet Care Business What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog daycare, dog trainers, dog nutritionist, and all pet professionals need to know? What is the singular most vital piece of knowledge and essential component of any pet business to keep dogs […]

How to Find Pet Friendly Apartments | Moving With A Pet Resume

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Moving With a Dog or Cat Here are all of the dog collars, harnesses and pet products that we recommend How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? A dog resume is very important if you live in Los Angeles or any large city. Why is a dog resume necessary? If you want to […]

Throw Away Your Dog’s Food Bowl

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Stuffed Chew Toys & Interactive Food Games: Pros & Cons (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat treats, food bowls and pet products that we recommend Should you throw away your pet’s food bowl as Fun Paw Care, contemporary ethologists and up-to-date certified behaviorists and dog trainers advocate doing? I was with a client and […]

How To Capture A Stray Dog?

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How To Capture A Stray Dog? (Updated 2020) Check out our dog training Los Angeles services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! See all of the dog training products and tools we recommend for […]

Morals and Ethics of Dog Breeding

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Rescue Don’t Buy “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Although my article focuses on irresponsible journalism and a specific dog breed (Briard’s) one can extrapolate all of the same arguments to every […]

The Science of Dog Training

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Dog Training is Simple, as Long as You Change Do you want to change or do you want your dog to change when dog training? Los Angeles California families are often surprised to hear that they must change if they want their dog’s behavior to change. To understand why this is true, imagine walking into […]

What is Desensitization & Counterconditioning

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(Updated 2020) How To Desensitize And Countercondition A Dog (5 Easy Steps) Introduce a fear evoking stimulus in a controlled environment at a very low amplitude and/or proximity Pair that stimulus with a very high food reward Do this for several iterations until you see your dog’s emotion change, from unsure/concerned to happy/excited when hearing, […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists Don’t Mix Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by a large media outlet newspaper? It is fun but quite sad. This is not to single out a specific newspaper but to focus on the systemic problem affecting media and journalists today. It is […]

Why Dogs Bark – Dog Training Los Angeles

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Dog Training Nonsense Promoted by Ignorant Media In a recent article about how to stop my dog from barking and why dogs bark was written by Stanley Coren of Psychology Today, the author gives some pretty awful, antiquated dog training advice. The article covered a great topic that many people face, yet failed to deliver […]

Dogs in Extreme Sports

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A dog is stuffed into a backpack and worn by the pet parent as he base-jumps off a cliff. A dog is hooked up to a sling line and is dangling precariously, thousands of feet above a mountain’s jagged edge, as the owner pulls him over a crevasse. Here’s the kicker, this isn’t a rescue […]

Stray Dogs Dangerous?

Easter Island Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs, Community Dogs, Feral Dogs, Vs. House Dogs As a resident and dog trainer in Los Angeles CA, my home sharply contrasts with most other parts of the world.  On a recent trip studying canine behavior in South America, I couldn’t help but notice the stark differences between the dogs in Los Angeles and […]

Should I Let my Dog Sleep in my Bed

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Occasionally I get called to a behavior or dog training client’s home and there seems to be tension in the human relationship. Often, it involves dog raising issues, how to raise a dog, what rules they should enforce and what they feel is permissible in the household. Just as with child-rearing, raising a pup is […]

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