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 […]

Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege? (part 1)

Is Dog Ownership a Right or Privilege?

Is Dog “Ownership” a Basic Human Right or a Privilege? I was speaking with a Los Angeles dog training friend of mine and we got to talking about traditional or balanced dog “trainers” with regards to corrections (typically used as a euphemism for leash popping, force, abuse, and punishment) in the plethora of dog sports and […]

Pets’ Trust Blog/Vlog: Dog Training Miami

Does life mean something to you? It does also for our animals! Don’t be a fool, vote Yes on # 240 Pets Trust Miami

Pets’ Trust Follow Up: Dog Training Miami   It doesn’t happen very often that I feel there is something to be proud of here in Miami, but this is one of those rare moments and a great first step for Miami, a municipality that is not known for its progressive nature, animal rights laws or […]

The Pets’ Trust : Miami Dog Training

Does life mean something to you? It does also for our animals! Don’t be a fool, vote Yes on # 240 Pets Trust Miami

Pets’ Trust Miami   While you are sitting back, relaxing, drinking your coffee and deliberating, 70+ friendly puppies and kittens just got killed by poisonous injection in Miami and will never have the opportunity to live, love, and to share their joy for life with a family.  This is why you must vote yes on […]

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Miami Dog Training

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Los Angeles Dog Training I appreciate science and facts because even the most pugnacious, intransigent, ignoramus will be hard pressed to argue. If the data changes, so do scientists. Many pet parents may not realize this, but they have the power to choose a relationship with their dog built on […]

Humane Society of Greater Miami Ignorance

Why does the Humane Society of Greater Miami support Cesar Milan out dated,“traditional and/or balanced”, force based, dominance theory and punitive style dog trainers? Are they ignorant or do they just not care about the welfare of animals? UPDATE: Not only is it immoral to subject companion animals to abuse, but it  is now illegal […]

“Random” Canine Aggression (part 1)

(Part one of a two part series) (Dog owner and guardian are used interchangeably through this article)   Is there such thing as “random” canine aggression?  In the dog training world “good” advice gets passed around like a bottle of whisky in a homeless shelter.  To the untrained eye it may appear that canine aggression […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (part 3 of 3)

Dog Trainer Miami

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training or Just Marketing Hype? Are Dog Trainers Really Force-Free Positive Reinforcement-Based or Just Marketing Hype? It is very trendy now for dog trainers to say that they are “positive reinforcement dog trainers” as they pop your dog’s leash, suggest you eat before your dog, sleep in a higher more comfortable position […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (Part 2 of 3)

Dog Trainer Miami

Facts About Dog Training Methods There is so much confusion amongst the general public about which dog training methods to use because of idiotic reality shows and hypothetical constructs and myths that float around the internet. Ironically this confusion has not been cleared up by the humane societies and veterinarians in the Miami area. The […]

Breed Specific Legislation / Breed Discriminatory Legislation & The Killing Of Innocent Dogs

Breed Discrimination and Breed Specific Legislation Flaws “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi It’s unfortunate when a society or community loses its way and starts to blame a breed for the problems humans created. This is all too common and […]