The Foible of Inclusivity in “Teaching”

Shar-Pei Blown Away

Why LIMA isn’t enough Disclaimer: I practice Buddhism which regardless of which lineage you follow has nonharm to all sentient beings as the core value and practice. So the ethics and morals in which I follow oftentimes do not align with dog training organizations I am a part of. LIMA, (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) does […]

The Iditarod Dog Sled Race Kills Dogs In the Name of Tradition

Iditarod Dorado Dies

The Iditarod Dog Sled Race Kills Dogs In the Name of Tradition As an author,  Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), I feel compelled to respond to a recent article about Dorada, an Alaskan Husky who recently dropped dead because of the Iditarod dog sled race. Author Mark Derr of Psychology Today […]

AKC, Hoax (part 2)

AKC Sham

AKC, Hoax (Part 2) Sleeping With the Enemy? I don’t have to go into great detail for the general public to know how much harm and destruction puppy mills inflict on dogs, cats and inevitably families that end up buying these health stricken victims. You can read the plethora of position statements on my Dog […]

AKC Hoax

AKC Sham

AKC Hoax (Part 1 of 2) While dog training, Los Angeles pet parents witness many sham organizations but perhaps none quite as ubiquitous and paradoxical as the AKC. What type of club values a tradition that trumpets and fully supports pain, dismemberment, torture, and mutilation? Not a very humane or sane one. However, the AKC encourages barbaric, […]